Subject: Re: mount_smbfs problems
To: Alex Pelts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
Date: 05/10/2005 00:03:36
On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 02:55:30PM -0700, Alex Pelts wrote:
> I did not understand what you mean exactly, could you elaborate please?
My main point was:
since noone cares for the actual numbers, why do you want to reconcile them?
IIRC they were chosen to help certain compat setups where you use a /dev
dir from another OS in one way or the other. A special layered filesystem
(similar to UMAPFS) that maps device nodes according to a config file
could be used to assist this setups instead and allow globaly unique device
But then, changing those numbers now, after lots of machines are installed,
would be a major PITA.