Subject: Re: CFR: The Auto-Generation Block/Character Device Switch Tables
To: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2002 09:18:09
On Thu, 16 May 2002, Darren Reed wrote:
me> You do know that sweeping generalisations are bad, right?
# Of course. Do you think that is going to stop me making them ? No :-)
# (Just check out my other email on this :-)
# btw, I have done the above but only because I didn't think of using
# MAKEDEV instead (or didn't know how to, correctly). It's also not
# the sort of thing I think I should need to do and I'm annoyed that
# it is necessary. Then again, I'm not sure I've seen the perfect
# answer, anywhere and I don't expect it to appear in NetBSD any time
# soon, either.
# That said, I really don't find there's lot to be said in support of
# MAKEDEV. If you were to start over again, with /dev, what would you
# do and how would you do it ?
I'd declare a damned flag day, clobber whatever else we had and make
the numbers lay out in a sensible manner instead of breaking my back
to avoid backward combatability.
[no, that's not a typo]
NetBSD: demonic power.