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    SubjectRe: I give up
    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.
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