Subject: Re: Digital Unix NFS servers & diskless NetBSD
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/05/1997 15:57:44
> 	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.

It's worth noting that that information may be out of date, since I
last tried it with 3.2 or 3.2G.

If anybody can confirm that it now works, i'd be interested to hear

note that the problem of wanting to say 'mknod ...' on a Digital UNIX
system to create a NetBSD device node and not having it work is
entirely different, and not a bug.