Subject: Re: dev_t changes & partitions
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/16/1998 10:38:39
On Jan 15, Charles M. Hannum wrote
> If you did, then it should be obvious that the (old, which I
> pointed out in text you didn't quote) MAKEDEV just wrote a `32-bit'
> device node using the old major and minor number. (So it's now
> pointing to the wrong disk device. When I run newfs(8), it blows away
> my other disk.)
If we renumber the majors (which I think should be done at the same time),
it's likely that the nodes created don't point to a disk driver any more
(or at last it should be made so). So you don't trash your disk, but your
machine will not reboot.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr