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Re: geom, devfs

From: drhodus@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:23:16 -0400

Quoting Lucas Reddinger <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 01:25:07 +0200, ibotty <bsd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > .. 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.
> I'm not sure about the devfs overhead (if not negligable), but it may be
> something to possibly rule devfs out. Also, devfs seems to have a lot of
> shortcomings. If it is backported, I hope that a better RC system is
> used to alter permissions. It is currently insufficient in FreeBSD-5.

So you have other ideas about how this should be done ? Dynamic
device creation is something that should be put in the tree. I'm
very open on this topic at the current time.


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