Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 3
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul A Vixie <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/13/1998 11:08:04
> If we want fast-and-lean, yet easy to maintain, I'd say we should:

Allocate major numbers at boot time, starting from 0, one per probe(),
and stop worrying about sparseness, /dev synchronization, kernel table
size or lookup speed, and registries.  The more I see of this discussion
the more convinced I become that special files don't belong under a UFS.