Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/24/2002 18:32:20
[ On Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 16:57:32 (-0500), Lord Isildur wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
> how does userland care, other than the names?
> you want only one major number for all serial devices.. but whats the
> point of that? it's merely one person's preference on aesthetics versus
> another, whereas the device numbers do have real meaning.
No, it's not just aesthetics -- we're talking about how the kernel maps
hardware to device major number that userland considers, for _all_
intents and purposes, identical in kind and use.
Greg A. Woods
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