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SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
Alan Cox writes:
> > > > Wouldn't devfs make devices-on-foofs completely unnecessary ?
> > >
> > > Of course not.
> >
> > Why not? Assuming all your drivers have devfs support, you don't need
> > device support in your filesystems.
> 1. If I want to play with my device configuration from the other box
> (eg when debugging installers) - minor
> 2. Serving device files to another node with NFSv3. With v3 we tell
> the other end our major/minor split and if its 64bit it breaks.
> (There are obvious approaches to the latter since we know clients
> would be 32bit)

Could please explain what the need is to export devices across NFS is?
What sort of RL problems are you trying to solve, that can't
reasonably be done another way?


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