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Re: why is /dev/cdrom owned by root:disk after installation?



Once upon a time Derrick 'dman' Hudson said...
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:35:48AM -0500, H. S. wrote:
> | Albert Dengg wrote:
> | 
> | >Well, for the first point, the ownership of /dev/hdc:
> | >Who tells the installer that /dev/hdc is a cdrom drive?
> | 
> | er ... isn't the automatic detection of the disks supposed to tell the 
> | kernel if it is a CDROM or CD-RW?
> 
> The -kernel- knows, but that doesn't change any nodes on-disk in /dev.

Some userspace program must know too, since it is not the kernel that
creates the /dev/cdrom symlink. Whatever creates that symlink should
also change the target of the link to group cdrom.



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