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    SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
    On Fri, 7 Aug 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:
    > I do think that major&minor numbers are conceptually a dirty hack. To
    > me it looks like a quick and dirty way of supporting devices in an
    > area where there was only one FS. The solution to device files may
    > have been very different if Unix had a VFS right from the start. Who
    > knows.

    It would appear that you are correct; the folks who designed Unix used
    something very similar to devfs when they designed Plan9.


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