Subject: Re: Port independent cdevsw[]
To: Greywolf <>
From: Matthew Orgass <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/21/2000 03:16:11
On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Greywolf wrote:

> But wouldn't that break things that depend on dev/ino pairing to identify
> hard links?  After all, if you're going to break st_rdev, st_dev is
> going to break, too.  A string identifier is going to require changes
> to the stat structure, and that's going to break a great many things
> which depend on the stat structure being the way it is.

  Do the same thing that network filesystems do, whatever that is (I would
guess allocate a unique number when the fs is mounted that is not
guaranteed to be the same the next time it is mounted).

Matthew Orgass