Subject: Re: mandatory vnops and vfsops
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/13/2002 20:49:10
> Why not make your own device? Why do you need to play with the vnode? Only
> the file system is really supposed to play with its operation vector..

It is a cloning device: each time you open it, you get a different
context. You cannot keep track of this using standard driver methods
which have a dev_t as the parameter, because you cannot distinguish
between each context.

Emmanuel Dreyfus
UNIX *is* user friendly. It is just a bit selective about his friends