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Re: udev device naming policy concerns

I demand that Hamish Moffatt may or may not have written...

> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 08:20:53PM +0000, Darren Salt wrote:
>> FWIW, I'm running udev on my laptop without problems (kernel 2.6.2), but
>> I'm not running it on my desktop boxes. I plan to continue to use
>> 2.4-series kernels on one of them, but I'd quite like to run 2.6.x+udev on
>> the other; however, devfs it is for now because the DVB drivers don't yet
>> support sysfs.

> Maybe not, but they work fine with static device nodes (gasp!).

Yes, but I'm trying to avoid that :-)

> I don't think the script to create them is packaged, but it's in the source
> for dvb-utils IIRC, called MAKEDEV.napi or similar.

Hmm. That looks like it should be a wishlist bug to me...

> I suppose static /dev is unfashionable yet surprisingly functional.

Could be... I have a minimal static /dev on my laptop "just in case".

> I never did see a reason to try devfs.

Well, each to his own :-)

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