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Re: lib/44807: something broken in stat(2)

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 06:40:12PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>  It works as expected. /dev/bpf is a cloner, so you get a new instance each
>  time you run. The instance does not have a place in the filesystem, so you
>  get the "right" information as far as that is concerned.

Ah, right. Does this imply that decades old UNIX semantics are no longer
valid in NetBSD; I can not open a "/dev/FOO", stat(2) it, and see whether it
is a block or character device? How do I know whether "/dev/FOO" is a cloner
and "/dev/BAR" is not? Is this not a bug?
- Jukka.

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