Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/1998 17:35:43
> On Sun, 11 Jan 98 17:03:20 -0800
> "Chris G. Demetriou" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If nobody wants to argue about which of the latter choices it should
> > be, then I say let's go for "one table for the whle system," because
> > that would reduce some maintenance hassles a bit.
> ...if we're going to do that, we'd only be going half-way if we didn't
> also make minor numbers for e.g. /dev/mem consistent everywhere.
Who really cares if /dev/mem has the same number on the i386 as it
does on the sparc?
It doesn't really matter. If you're thinking of MAKEDEV script gunk,
well, "shell variables are a good thing." 8-)
I'm prefectly willing to have just one big table shared by all ports.
If nobody argues against that, I say we go with it. It's a
maintenance win (which is something which does matter 8-).