Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/1998 16:39:24
> The split makes checking for them easier (via bit-tests).

How does using the high bits specially make _anything_ -- the code,
the understanding of the allocation, anything -- easier?

Nothing's easier than direct table lookup with a value.

Splitting that into two tables and using macros to test, etc., isn't
"easier," it's more complex.