Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      05 Apr 2000 11:16:31 +0200
From:      Dag-Erling Smorgrav <>
Cc:        Terry Lambert <>, Poul-Henning Kamp <>,
Subject:   Re: Proposal: Union mount of fdesc on top of /dev
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Chris Costello's message of "Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:32:57 -0500"
References:  <> <> <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Chris Costello <> 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

Dag-Erling Smorgrav -

To Unsubscribe: send mail to
with "unsubscribe freebsd-arch" in the body of the message

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>