Subject: Re: Drive Numbering...
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: David Gilbert <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/16/1995 09:21:02
>>>>> "Chris" == Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU> writes:

Chris> the point of having the generic kernels work the way they do
Chris> now is that they work, easily, in just about any situation that
Chris> you can throw at them.  no matter how your drives are
Chris> scattered, they _will_ be usable.  when you config your own
Chris> kernel -- and i say "when," not if, because generic kernels
Chris> really aren't meant for everyday use, if only because they
Chris> waste memory -- you can and should pin devices to the unit
Chris> numbers you prefer.

	But I think that this is a bad way to look at the world.
Honestly, I'm not ready to tell the novice to install NetBSD yet
... not unless I have a few hours to help.  I like to config my own
kernel, but if we're EVER thinking of making this an easy OS to
install, we're going to have to address the everyday use of a kernel
that someone just installed from a binary snapshot.


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