Subject: Re: mounting non-BSD partitions.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/1997 01:14:10
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>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 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.
Andrew> that's not entirely accurate...you actually need to worry
Andrew> about anything with a major number of 0. this would
Andrew> include the block interfaces for the wd? devices.
I'd like to suggest that 32 bit major number 0, indicates a 16
BSDi has solved this, btw.
I'd also like to suggest that 16 bits for the major number is over
doing it. I can understand 8 getting a bit tight in exceptional
conditions, but 12 ought to it. I suggest major numbers are 8 or 12
bits in size, and the rest is minor numbers.
:!mcr!: | Network security programming, currently
Michael Richardson | on contract with DataFellows F-Secure IPSec
WWW: email@example.com. PGP key available.
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