Here are lions
Hi all, happy new year and all that.
Just rolled my own 2.6.12 on a 700 MHz Pentium III, with everything I
need built-in, and very little that I don't. Boot time from button
press to text console, via a grub default confirm, 72 secs :-)
So now that I'm up to speed, I'm trying to grok the
d-bus/udev/hald/gvm conspiracy, which is fantastic by the way. Gnome
is damn close to achieving it's stated aim in recent months, namely;
"hardware that just works".
Anyhow, I just came across this file; /etc/udev/links.conf
# This file does not exist. Please do not ask the debian maintainer about it.
# You may use it to do strange and wonderful things, at your risk.
L fd /proc/self/fd
L stdin /proc/self/fd/0
L stdout /proc/self/fd/1
L stderr /proc/self/fd/2
L core /proc/kcore
L sndstat /proc/asound/oss/sndstat
L MAKEDEV /sbin/MAKEDEV
M null c 1 3
M console c 5 1
# Hic sunt leones.
M ppp c 108 0
M loop/0 b 7 0
M net/tun c 10 200
Is this someone's idea of a joke, because it's very funny indeed :-)
I've no idea what it does, but I never thought the Latin we had to
learn at school would ever have a use. How wrong I was!
On a more serious note, the aforementioned hardware conspiracy is
actually working a little _too_ well for me at the moment. I have an
external firewire drive with several partitions on it, only one of
which I need on a daily basis. As soon as I switch it on gvm mounts
all (five) partitions. Is there any way I can prevent gvm from
mounting four of them?