Subject: Re: Cloning bdev/cdev devices, step one
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/10/2000 17:28:51
> But if the dev_t's are dynamic, how does an ffs provide persistence - how
> would a future boot know what device all of these nodes with permissions
> were for? i.e. how do we preserve some sort of permanent mapping/labeling
> of devices?

"Don't use dev_t".  It would be better if device nodes instead had a
string in them (containing locators/driver parameters).

					- Bill