Placement of console device for `virtual-dev' package
Hello fellow developers,
I have a few small problems with the `virtual-dev' package I've
uploaded to project/experimental...
The package copies /dev to a ramdisk and mounts this over the top of
the normal /dev in an rc.boot script. It also adds an entry to
/etc/fstab for the ramdisk so that umount can unmount it cleanly when
the machine is shut down.
Unfortunately, when init runs the shut-down rc script, it opens
/dev/console and passes this as stdin/out/err to the script, and this
prevents umount from unmounting /dev.
- I can put /dev/console elsewhere (say /etc/console) and symlink it to
/dev/console. This solves the problem, and /dev unmounts cleanly.
I'm not sure where I can place this device, though, in such a way
that it's fsstnd compliant, and guaranteed to be on the root
filesystem. /etc/console is not ideal, I suspect. Any ideas?
- I can leave out the entry in /etc/fstab causing umount not to bother
unmounting /dev. Since / is never unmounted, only remounted
read-only, this shouldn't cause a problem, and eliminates the
annoying message at shutdown time.
Any ideas as to which of these is best?
Another minor issue: the package name currently ends in `-dev', but it
isn't a library support package like the other `-dev's! Can you think
of a better name for this package?
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