Subject: Re: Digital Unix NFS servers & diskless NetBSD
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/04/1997 14:01:42
	Digital unix does 'interesting' things with device nodes in the 
	name of easing conversion from 16bit to 32bit nodes. This causes
	problems for NetBSD boxes that expect the minor and major numbers
	to be the same as just passed into a mknod call :)
	has better info.


On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> David Brownlee writes:
> > 	Support for mounting a mfs /dev was recently committed (primarily
> > 	for MSDOS root filesystems).
> > 
> > 	Presumably the same technique would work for diskless NetBSD 
> > 	machines with root mounted on a Digital unix NFS server.
> Why would this ordinarily be a problem? Won't Digital Unix support
> device nodes?
> Perry