Subject: Re: mounting non-BSD partitions.
To: John Kohl <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/1997 22:25:04
> Solaris and IRIX use a 10-bit major number with 22-bit minor numbers.
> That seems to work just fine, so I'd suggest we use this existing
> practice.

On ther other hand, Digital UNIX and BSDI use 12/20.

Given our relatively close relation in the UNIX family tree with those
systems (Digital UNIX appears to be Mach + ~4.4 Alpha, and BSDI's
lineage we know), i'd suggest using _that_ existing practice.
(really, i just want NetBSD to interoperate with Digital UNIX more
easily, for a variety of reasons.)

(Not the opinion of DEC, and all that.)