Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/12/1998 07:46:18
In message <> Todd Vierling writes:
: It's been done before in other OS's (FreeBSD), and the drawbacks have been
: pointed out (not wanting some device nodes to exist, wanting custom
: permissions on some device nodes...) I'd suggest having the availability of
: both.

Before you get too far into this, you might want to look at the current
DEVFS stuff in FreeBSD.  While it isn't perfect (and might not even be
checked into the tree), it would give a starting point for discussion
that might show a path to /dev sanity (or away from it, depending on
your point of view).