Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD on M$ Windows?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2001 16:56:41
On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> However it seems you've ignored the larger issue of future
> maintainability here.  I thought John Nemeth explained fairly clearly
> that any M$ Windows device driver can define a new device name and that
> they can appear anywhere within the NTFS filesystem hiararchy.

Well, he made the claim... now can anyone provide some documentation to
support it? Assume we're talking about Windows NT, not Windows 9x. Or
even better, does anyone have an example of a device driver that defines
a new device name?

AFAICT, non-legacy devices are accessed as "\\.\whatever" under WinNT.
E.g. \\.\PhysicalDrive0 and \\.\Tape0.
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