Subject: Re: cdev vs. bdev (32 bit dev_t)
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul A Vixie <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/13/1998 19:48:18
> I think that, as long as we really only have one layer of abstraction in our
> devsw, we really only need two parts (major and minor).  Option flags will
> probabl;y vary in number and use from device to device, and I think they
> should just be encoded into the minor number as bits.  ("It's just a little
> bit of binary arithmetic...."  :)

not to "ls -l" it's not.