Subject: Re: Share common code/data across ports?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/1997 13:39:37
>(One potential solution, of course, is to abandon device numbers entirely
>and instead pass the entryname down into the open routine; a lot of work,
>but it eliminates the table-version skew problem.  Of course, then you *can't*
>call your root device /dev/bert (perhaps you can if it's a symlink, since the
>extracted "real" name of the device would be available).  This also gets
>rid of the problem of being unable to increase the number of partitions on
>a disk drive owing to the minor device bit partitioning scheme.

What does this mean if you're booting NFS diskless clients?  How's NFS
going to be taught about the new device node "number" format?