Hubert Chan wrote:
"Roberto" == Roberto C Sanchez <email@example.com> writes:Roberto> I know that some folks have posted about udev and the anomally Roberto> of have /.dev show up. I have a slightly different issue. No, it is the exact same issue. /.dev is renamed as /dev/.static/dev as of udev 0.054-3.From /usr/share/doc/udev/changelog.Debian.gz:udev (0.054-3) unstable; urgency=high ... * Use /dev/.static/dev/ instead of /.dev/ to keep the root clean and to not leave around devices with possibly insecure permissions. This requires raising the versioned dependency on makedev to 2.3.1-77. (Closes: #294968) ...
Thanks for the info. I usually watch the changelogs a bit closer, but I have been neglectful of late. For some reason I thought it had something to do with switching to LVM.
Roberto> As would be expected by the name, the /dev/.static/dev Roberto> directory contains the traditional static device nodes. But I Roberto> am not sure why I would need them if I am using udev. You don't really need the bind mount, but don't delete that directory, or else your system won't boot up any more. Having the bind mount doesn't hurt anything either. (I think MAKEDEV also wants it around.)
Is MAKEDEV necessar with udev? I understand that it doesn't autoload kernel modules like devfs (which I used for quite a long time), but I thought that devices were created only when the particular hardware or driver registered with the kernel. I though MAKEDEV was used to populate the entire /dev. -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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