Subject: Re: dev_t changes & partitions
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/15/1998 06:27:01
On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Charles M. Hannum wrote:

: > Hmm. Well, I'd still vote we change the minor split when we change
: > dev_t's. That way we rebuild devices only once. :-)
: I'm compelled to point out that, with my proposal, none of the device
: numbers change at all until we decide to do an actual renumbering.

Well, I'm starting the first draft of renumbering now, and I have chosen one
particular path in the minor numbers of disks.  That can always change,
because as long as I am using 16 bit /dev nodes, only the kernel's internal
32 bit representation is affected. 

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