Subject: Re: Call for review: The New Block/Character Device Switch Configuration
To: Chris Torek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/2001 21:05:45
On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Chris Torek wrote:
: I still say the Right Answer is to remove the distinction between
: block and character device numbers. Note: this does not mean
: "remove the distinction between block and character devices". I
: mean "remove the distinction between their NUMBERS": block device
: #17 will then always correspond to a character device #17, and vice
: This works really well.
...but breaks compatibility.
Renumber the conflicting devices and provide compatibility with a kernel
compile switch providing redirects in the old slots, and I'm right with ya.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.
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