Day 2: Conference: DevFS

Richard Gooch, being on his home turf came to tell us about DevFS, after it was finally included in the mainstream kernel.


Linux so far has had major and minor numbers (8 bits each). Each driver can register one or more major number and use minor numbers for subdevices (like disks and partitions for a disk).

The problems are as follow:

What you get with DevFS Future work: Common questions/comments from people:

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