Re: Linux kernel 2.6.x Raw device support
James Finnall <email@example.com> wrote:
> The 2.6.10 kernel sources for the raw device driver sources do not offer
> any history within the contents. So I do not know when the implementation
> of the device structure itself was first started or where. I did see a
> statement that included the phrase "genuine UNIX" and that would imply to
> me that this is not a Linux specific feature however. In the 2.6 series
> kernel it is an optional item. I could not locate an option in the 2.4
> series kernel to disable the feature so I assume it is mandatory, but the
> raw.c source code is there for char device support.
Raw (character) devices have been around for disks since the beginning of
UNIX more than 30 years ago.
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