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SubjectRe: I give up

On Apr 10 2007 03:51, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
>>On Mon, Apr 09, Dave Dillow wrote:
>>> It's not /dev he's backing up -- its /home, /usr, and others. GNU tar
>>> saves the device and inode numbers from the {,l}stat() call on each
>>> file and decides it is a new file if either number changes from run to
>>> run.
>>
>>So fix tar to not do silly things.
>>Kernel major:minor numbers are not stable.
>
>YOU Tell that to the tar/star people, they are flabbergasted that its not
>stable. It apparently is for every other OS tar can be run on.

FreeBSD also seems to be quite "dynamic".
/dev/da0 is (0,92) for the 'fixit shell' -- how about you?


Jan
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