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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> Abstract device file systems are beautiful concepts but they don't solve
> the device name space problem and they introduce hideous incompatibilities
> with existing software.

let me get it straight. You are talking about software that would be
a) device-specific,
b) Linux-only,
c) working with devices that do not exist in 2.4.

Would you mind demonstrating such wonder? Old devices are still there,
AFAICS. Ext2 (reiserfs, devfs, abortion-of-your-choice-fs) still has
the ability to create device nodes for them.

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