Subject: Re: dynamic configuration (was Re: PR#4094)
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Orgass <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/08/2000 04:00:14
On Sat, 7 Oct 2000, Greywolf wrote:
> Well, there goes unique identifier by dev/ino pair.
Only if it really needs to be a number (and even then you could use your
own numbering system).
> That's not all that different from what bdevsw/cdevsw does; it just
> means you refer to it in a different way.
That is all name vs. number is too, a different way of refering to the
same thing. ID by name just happens to have a much larger namespace,
which makes it much more likely that what you think is the device you want
> And config files are kind of nice. It means you can wire devices down
> where YOU want them.
Done right, you can still wire things down. The difference is you can
use make instead of a special utility.