Subject: Re: Cloning bdev/cdev devices, step one
To: Chuck Silvers <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/11/2000 17:38:13
On Sun, Jul 09, 2000 at 10:10:05AM -0700, Chuck Silvers wrote:

 > yes, I understood that the new field would really live in struct specinfo.
 > my point is just that since the device info is available as
 > vp->v_specinfo->si_foo, what's so great about referring to it as vp->v_foo?
 > everything that would use vp->v_foo already has to make sure that it's
 > operating on a device vnode, so why clutter the namespace?

It's already done as a nice shorthand for the other specinfo bits, so
I just followed precedent.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>