Re: On re-working the major/minor system

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 16:57:21 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: (Kai Henningsen)
In newsgroup:
> > The C library, and the POSIX standard, etc, etc.
> I think you'll find that there is *NOTHING* in either the C standard,
> POSIX, or the Austin future-{POSIX,UNIX} standard that knows about major
> or minor numbers.

It's not "future" anymore... Austin is now IEEE 1003.1-2001 and thus
the new POSIX standard.

Anyway, look for things like tar, cpio, ISO 9660 and that class of


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