Subject: Re: Flag days (was re: Re: NODEVMTIME kernel option gone, replaced with mount flag)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/1998 15:01:29
> > On a somewhat related flag day note, how much of a flag day would
> > changing major and minor sizes cause?  [...]  From what I've seen,
> > NetBSD uses an 8 bit major and an 8 bit minor, [...]

> What you've seen is out of date.  Check out <sys/types.h>.  Here's what
> it is in a slightly out-of-date source tree; -current is similar
> (appears identical to a quick eyeball scan):

* source deleted *

This is terribly embarassing... I read the code in -current, but it didn't
sink in. I must admit that I like the way the bit range was expanded in
a reverse-compatable manner...

Many thanks,

David W. Rankin, Jr.    Husband, Father, and UNIX System Administrator
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