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Date:      05 Apr 2000 11:16:31 +0200
From:      Dag-Erling Smorgrav <des@flood.ping.uio.no>
To:        chris@calldei.com
Cc:        Terry Lambert <tlambert@primenet.com>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@critter.freebsd.dk>, freebsd-arch@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Proposal: Union mount of fdesc on top of /dev
Message-ID:  <xzpln2srjps.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no>
In-Reply-To: Chris Costello's message of "Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:32:57 -0500"
References:  <xzp8zytsvyj.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no> <200004042335.QAA12839@usr05.primenet.com> <20000404193257.N27486@holly.calldei.com>

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Chris Costello <chris@calldei.com> writes:
>    However, I don't think they will last forever, but will probably
> be supported up to a certain date before which "everybody has to
> MAKEDEV". I also do not think /dev/stdxxx will be considered "not
> useful", but they, as separate device nodes, are certainly "bloat"
> considering that fdesc can be used for this and is much simpler, so
> why not keep the /dev files and lose the kernel /dev/std* code (and
> put in the fdesc code).

There is no "kernel /dev/std*" code. /dev/std* are simply fd nodes
with different names. They have the same major and minor numbers as
/dev/fd/[012].

DES
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Dag-Erling Smorgrav - des@flood.ping.uio.no




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