Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/1998 19:58:49
On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, Jason Thorpe wrote:

:  > How is this better than just starting the MI major device numbers at
:  > zero and counting up, and starting the MD major device numbers at N
:  > and counting down (where N is the maximum major device number)?
: ...well, the table would be really big, for one :-)

If there is only one table.  With two tables, you'd subtract the MD device
number from N and look it up in the MI table.  (The MI table would be
constructed backwards in this case, of course....)

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