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Re: what is /.udev for ?

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 19:01:00 -0500, sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 12:13:40AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > must it be mounted for everyone, or is it merely a convenience/necessity
> > > for a few people in specific situations?  if the latter is true, wouldn't
> > For people who want MAKEDEV to keep updating the static /dev.
> that hardly sounds like a necessity then.  why not defualt it to
> off, and put instructions or commented out code in the init script?
>         sean

You might need it for adding raid array devices and such. But if it's
not mounted the static /dev is hidden so you have to jump through
hoops to add them.

Isn't the /.dev thing a temporary workaround anyway. Isn't udev
supposed to be added to initrd images in the future? Then it wouldn't
be necessary.


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