Subject: Re: mounting non-BSD partitions.
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/21/1997 15:12:37
> Unnecessary. Note that you can distinguish old and new trivially, by
> the expedient of noting that the top 16 bits of old are always
> zero. This means that /dev/console (as 0,0) is the only special case
> you have to worry about.

Some ports (most notably the ARM port) put /dev/console at a different
major number, FYI.