Subject: Re: dev_t changes & partitions
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/16/1998 03:19:46
Bill Studenmund <> writes:

> But regardless of what we do, if the new mknod program gets passed a major
> < 100 and no indication otherwise, it should assume it's being called by
> an OLD script and act accordingly.

So, this is exactly the sort of thing I was referring when I mentioned
`wasting another part of the number space' and `another hack [to do
the renumbering]'.  With my proprosal, no such kluge is required.