Subject: Re: mounting non-BSD partitions.
To: Matthias Drochner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/1997 12:03:52
> I hope there will come a config-time automatic
> and / or dynamic allocation of major numbers.
There is existing art in this area:
- the much hated SVR4 mechanisms don't fit into our kernel build frame work
- the FreeBSD 3.0 autoconfig /dev filesystem (the driver declares a
dev-filesystem description strucuture with some magic macro, numbers
are assigned at autoconfig time
- the BSDI preprocessor approach generating the concrete config.c with
a special tool assigning all the numbers at kernel config time
should be easy to integrate into NetBSD.