Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/1998 19:56:55
On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

: > 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.

Well, we'd still be doing table lookup.  Just one out of two tables.

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

Okay, so does this mean we want one table?  If that's true, then it more or
less implies that MI dvice numbers will not be consistent across arches.
That doesn't matter to me, it will only affect the way I write some testbed

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