Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/1998 17:48:18
On Sun, 11 Jan 98 17:35:43 -0800
"Chris G. Demetriou" <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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-).
Your suggestion for a common-per-MACHINE_ARCH seems to be to support
booting on another root fs if you just have a kernel... if you do that
you've gotta have same-minor-numbers.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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