Block devices

Jeff Shevlen jeff at
Fri Nov 28 12:45:20 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:03:42PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "Jeff Shevlen" <jeff at> 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 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.
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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...

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