Subject: Re: Share common code/data across ports?
To: None <,>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/1997 09:12:21
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> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 13:47:55 MET

> I suggested sharing of major/minor numbers a long time ago.
> This was more with a shared filesystem in mind. 
> Together with fat binaries you *need* the same
> major/minor ids (or at least it needs uniq numbers) for
> root disks,ttys etc..

Another way (which I prefer) is to eliminate MAKEDEV and let
the kernel make the device nodes for us, possibly in a special
filesystem for that purpose, automatically mounted on /dev/.