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SubjectRe: [PATCH] adding PCI bus information to SCSI layer
On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 09:32:41PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

Having thought over the issues I plan to maintain a 32bit dev_t kernel with
conventional mknod behaviour, even if Linus won't. One very interesting item
that Peter Anvin noted is that its not clear in POSIX that

mknod /dev/ttyF00 c 100 100

open("/dev/ttyF00/speed=9600,clocal");

is illegal. That may be a nice way to get much of the desired behaviour without
totally breaking compatibility

Linus has suggested we do something similar in 2.5.x for multiple
data streams (or forks) in certain filesystems sugh as HFS and
NTFS... you might want to check the two very similar ideas don't
collide.


--cw
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