Re: HEADSUP: Change of makedev() semantics.

From: Julian Elischer <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 14:53:34 -0700 (PDT)
On Sun, 28 Sep 2003, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> Basically:
> 	1. Do not call makedev().
> 	2. If you do cloning, please look at the patches I posted
> 	    for if_tun/if_tap for how to do it.

show an actual document please, explaining how this works from the
user's POV..

> 	3. If you do a "normal" device driver, cache the result
> 	   from when you call make_dev().
> 	4. If you translate "foreign dev_t's", ie emulators or
> 	   compat code, contact me.  I'm not sure I understand
> 	   how this works and should work and we need to talk.

> 	5. If anything else or in doubt, ask me.

more docs on how you invisage clonign to work.

> Can I see some volounteers and/or maintainers please ?
> 	./dev/nmdm/nmdm.c
> 		pseudo-cloning.  Should do real cloning.

If the documentation is easily available and it does what I want I'll
convert it..
It may be available but I haven't seen it.. man make_dev(9) doesn't have
any 'see also' section that helps.. 

So, why should I not revoke a vnode that now refers to nothing?
Received on Tue Sep 30 2003 - 16:20:17 UTC

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