[TUHS] Device special files

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Feb 7 03:56:21 AEST 2018

Aren't the major numbers just an index into the device driver table?

On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 03:56:41PM +0000, ron minnich wrote:
> these were in by the time I can along but I was wondering when they got it.
> They've also always felt a bit like a thing that did not fit to me. I'm
> pretty sure I was not alone, given that the Unix authors worked out a way
> to get rid of them in later efforts. I know what came after, in Plan 9;
> what came before, in Unix, that led to special files?

Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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