Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/27/2005 21:23:31
On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 09:32:02PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> They are bigger than on-disk nodes, but not so much.  You can ceratinly keep
> a bunch of them in memory, specially considering that a devfs doesn't have
> a lot of nodes; you'll only have those that you really need.

One thing that /dev does have is a lot of inodes.  What it doesn't have
is files, so no need for block allocation maps.

I also wonder whether it should be possible to pass names like
/dev/pts/<number> directly to the driver without there being an existing
declared device.


David Laight: