geom, devfs

Julian Elischer julian at
Thu Sep 18 14:18:10 PDT 2003

freebsd4.x has a devfs that was moved out of the way for the new one..
I think it still works enough to work on DF. (I also think it's better.)
also in /dev/slice you will find old code for a geom-like framework
(it's in the attic)
ibotty wrote:
hi matt and all,

do you/we plan to port geom[1] (or a similar) framework to DragonFly?
i came across this, when i thought about geom-gate, which looks very

imho, geom is a nice abstraction, so is something similar intended for
... and what about devfs? i like the concept of having only these device
nods, that need to be there. (do we really need mknod?, the kernel should
know better, what he supports).
i guess, this will have to wait till matt completes his vfs overhaul.
just some minor questions ;)



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