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Re: devfs support in ofpath: criteria for patches

I've been typing standard unix device names for almost 20 years, and
I've gotten pretty fast and handy at it.  The devfs thing is a major
annoyance to me, and so far I have been successful in ignoring it. 
But how long will that last.  What I want to know is, what question
was devfs an answer to?  There must have been one, right?  Is it a
posix thing?  I suppose I could research these questions myself, but
it's too hot outside.  ~:^)


Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 08:44:22AM -0600, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> >
> > Hey Ethan,
> >
> > I take it that your not completely happy with devfs? Is this something
> > more than long path names?
> the long ugly names are a big part of it.  also the lack of
> persistence sucks as well.  i must be able to use chmod/chown on
> /dev/* files and have it stick, without stupid kludges like tarring
> /dev and restoring at boot, or running some silly daemon as root to
> fsck with them.
> --
> Ethan Benson
> http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/
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