Subject: Re: The devvp branch
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/03/2001 07:59:53
On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 07:42:45AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> I doubt that most people need more then a few bpf devices.
> However, I was wondering if cloning would apply to network devices,
> such as ppp, which don't normally show up in /dev? Also, I assume
> cloning would apply to pty's, especially SysV style ones?
Heh, on one of my systems, I often using a dozen bpf devices or more
(rarp and dhcp servers listening on several VLANs, plus I occasionaly
want to use tcpdump on said machine).
A different cloning mechanism would apply to ppp. I haven't made
ppp use ifnet cloning yet, because I'm not entirely satisfied with
how a ppp unit number is chosen when you bind a serial device to a
And, yes, one of the goals of this cloning code is to implement Unix98
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>