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Re: what is /.udev for ?

On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 11:29 +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) schrieb:
> > On Feb 09, Norbert Tretkowski <tretkowski@inittab.de> wrote:
> >
> >> File a bugreport... /etc/init.d/udev says:
> > Don't.
> >
> >> # /.dev is used by /sbin/MAKEDEV to access the real /dev directory.
> >> # if you don't like this, remove /.dev/.
> > "Remove /.dev/" does not mean "rm -rf it".
> > Considering that the line above says "to access the real /dev
> > directory", I think that the message is very clear.
> Considering that not every user knows about bind-mount, and might be
> confused and think that it is "something like" a symlink, I think that
> this is worth some better documentation. I would suggest:
> # If you don't like this, umount /.dev/ and remove the empty directory.

This does not excuse the fact that someone with (a) root access,
and (b) without the proper knowledge, went around rm'ing things.

Hopefully, this isn't wildly offensive to Germans and Austrians:

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