Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: None <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/1996 18:04:36
>Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 10:22:38 -0500
>From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>

>> Why not?  Having a /dev which configures itself sounds like a handy
>> feature to me.

>It does have a certain advantage for LKMs, because of the changing
>major number problem; having a /kern/lkmdev directory that contains
>subdirectories for LKMs would be a good idea.

What changing major number problem?  That's what the post-load script
is for.  Look at the XFree86 aperture driver if you want an example.
Mike Long <> 
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