Subject: 32 bit dev_t: (or should we?)
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/13/1998 21:02:58
: `Yeah, right.'  Past experience shows that any time you expect users
: to do two things at once, some of them are going to forget, not read
: the directions at all, or just plain screw it up.  Why have the
: support hassle when you don't need it?

Okay, I read your clarification on the specinfo field stuff.  What I didn't
see was a couple layers of macro overlaying in the case of the specinfo
field--that the dev_t used by checkalias() et al. _is_ 'v_rdev' thanks to a
macro, and it's used in specfs to call the device functions.

I'm a lot happier now, and I bow before you.  :)

I'll be writing some code tonight!, and this time I _will_ be including some
16-bit support.  We'll see what happens....

===== Todd Vierling (Personal =====
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