Subject: Re: mount_smbfs problems
To: Alex Pelts <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
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
major numbers.

But then, changing those numbers now, after lots of machines are installed,
would be a major PITA.