Re: translators under /dev
"K. Bradford" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> From what little I know about Hurd, it appears that there are passive
> translators set in all the nodes under /dev, and the ls command brings
> them alive. This does not seem like proper behaviour and I don't remember
> this happening when I first installed the system. I have not made any
> changes to /dev or any of the nodes within it, except to run MAKEDEV to
> create the driver nodes I need for my scsi disk. The ptys were already
> there after the install.
> Could someone offer any clues ?
The only clue that can be offered is that this is the correct
behaviour, passive translators become a live when what does a stat()
on them. When running `ls -l' then ls does a stat() on each node
which in turn brings each translator to life. A plain `ls' on the
other hand does not.
Alfred M. Szmidt
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