Re: translators under /dev
--- "Alfred M. Szmidt" <email@example.com> wrote:
> "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
Note: ls --color=on will also stat every node.
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