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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?

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