Subject: Re: weighing the possibilities (dev_t)
To: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/16/1998 10:27:53
> So far I have not seen either side come up with a solution to the problem
> of an old kernel trying to decypher a new device node.  Maybe there is
> none.

What happens when you boot an old kernel after you've upgraded all of
your binaries to use the latest libc, which happens to use a new
'stat' syscall number?

In general, "new kernel with old <everything else>" is important to
make fork, but "old kernel with new <everything else>" isn't, nor is
it possible to do easily.