Block Devices

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Mon Nov 24 17:03:41 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 07:39:38PM -0500, Jeff Shevlen wrote:
> Hey,
> 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?

They disappeared from FreeBSD 4-CURRENT in Nov 1999.
(So they aren't in any of the 4.x releases.)

>  Why did they leave?

I am not sure, but if you check the archives for the freebsd-arch
mailing list there was a long discussion about this in Oct. 1999
that might answer your question.

>  Will they
> ever return? 


> I poked around in google and but didn't turn
> anything up.  Curious...

Checking the CVS commitlogs and mailing-list can turn up quite a bit of

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Erik Trulsson
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