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SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
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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.

Kragen


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