Subject: Re: Thoughts about wedges
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/28/1999 13:15:03
On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Todd Whitesel wrote:

# I want something that can tell me how to find the console keyboard no matter
# what USB hub it's plugged into; this is (almost) the same problem as finding
# the root device buried inside a few levels of nested partition maps.

...except that the filesystems have the added bonus of taking up
device major/minors, while /dev/kb or /dev/keyboard has automagically been
mapped to The Right Place.

Oh, and please don't get rid of the RB_ASKNAME semantics.  It's nice (and
necessary, occasionally) to be able to boot from a floppy, get the kernel
from my /usr partition (where I keep a spare kernel) and use my standard
root partition.

# Todd Whitesel
# toddpw @