Subject: Re: CFR: The Auto-Generation Block/Character Device Switch Tables
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
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]

# Darren

NetBSD: demonic power.