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Re: mjf-devfs2 branch

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 02:05:38PM -0700, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:29:46PM +0100, Andrew Doran wrote:
> > It seems like a lot of this naturally belongs in the device switch
> > and that the same call should register the device methods. Are you
> > proposing to keep the existing major numbers? That makes sense in
> > the short term but longer term I think we'd be making a mistake by
> > doing that.
> For now, the idea's to stick with current numbers. Adding a device
> switch table as part of the request for a new major number, however,
> makes sense.
> From the point of view of the devfs code, major numbers are just
> things that are there. The code will work w/ static majors or with
> dynamic majors. I think we'll need this code (devfs) to really make
> dynamic majors work, but they are otherwise unrelated.

While there, think how to avoid the issue with Solaris and name_to_major
in cluster environment sooner than we actually get cluster support.  :)

If you don't know what I am talking about, try:ňame_to_majorčluster

-- Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@{NetBSD,Xtrmntr,silcnet}.org>   --

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