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Old 05-25-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation device_create - too many arguments


I am using 2 different versions of ubuntu the kernel versions for both are:
1. Ubuntu 8.04 - kernel version is 2.6.24-26-generic
2. Ubuntu 10.04 - kernel version is 2.6.32-40-generic

I don't know why! but when i use this function in Ubuntu 10.04 it works fine but while i use same function, even same program in Ubunut 8.04 it gives me a warning
Quote:
WARNING: too many arguments for format
I am using device_create function like this:
Code:
device_create(my_class, NULL, MKDEV(major, 0), NULL, "my_dev");
I guess some defination of this function might be changed!! can anyone please suggest me correct defination??

Thanks for always good response from you guys of newbie forum at LinuxQustions.org..
sindhu..

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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I gave you the link of "Linux Kernel API" in your previous thread.
http://gnugeneration.com/books/linux/2.6.20/kernel-api/

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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I gave you the link of "Linux Kernel API" in your previous thread.
http://gnugeneration.com/books/linux/2.6.20/kernel-api/
Thank you Anisha Kaul...

Yes, I also had a look at device.h file in 2.6.24:
I found syntax like:
Code:
extern struct device *device_create(struct class *cls, struct device * parent, dev_t devt, const char *fmt, ...)
I have changed the line of code according to format can u please check it:
Code:
device_create(my_class, NULL, MKDEV(major, 0), "my_dev");
now there's no warning, but its also not creating device or file "/dev/my_dev"

May be my syntax is not correct, can you please correct it if it has some mistake?
Thanks for your response
Sindhu
 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Have you cross checked the major and minor numbers used in MKDEV?
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:10 AM   #5
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Have you cross checked the major and minor numbers used in MKDEV?
Thank you Anisha Kaul,

I got a solution.. Here I am sharing for helping others.. May be I am the only one who's facing such kind of issues because not very well known of C language and kernel programming.. but what ever, i love to share my solutions:

I have re-defined the device_create parameters if the kernel version is above than 2.6.15, like this:
Code:
#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,15)
    #define my_device_create(a, b, c, d) device_create(a, b, c, NULL, d)
#else
    #define my_device_create(a, b, c, d) device_create(a, b, c, d)
#endif
It worked for me..

Thanks for response..

Sindhu
 
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