On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:03:42PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote: > "Jeff Shevlen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I've got a book that talks about block devices in Freebsd 3.4. I got > > curious and went looking for some, but my 4.8 distro doesn't seem to > > have any. When did they disappear? Why did they leave? Will they > > ever return? I poked around in google and freebsd.org but didn't turn > > anything up. Curious... > > They disappeared four or five years ago because they were > unnecessary. The character mode devices support everything > that block devices did... > > The technical discussion was probably on the -CURRENT and -ARCH > mailing lists, around the summer of '98. > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
Thanks. There was one other poster who mentioned the threads in -ARCH. I took a look, but a digest was more what I was after... _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"