Re: disappearing device files
On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 09:56 -0500, Steve Kleene wrote:
> When I tested gnome on my recent etch install, I noticed that it mounted my
> USB flash drive on /dev/sdc1. So when I run from a command line under fvwm
> (most of the time), I also mount the flash on sdc1. So that I wouldn't have
> to remember the drive name, I did the following:
> cd /dev; ln -s /dev sdc1 flash
> I've done this for years, and it works fine. Now, though, every time I boot,
> the /dev/flash link disappears. And recently, /dev/sdc1 disappeared too.
> Now if I recreate sdc1 with mknod, it functions fine, but it disappears after
> any reboot. There are plenty of other symbolic links that came with the
> system (e.g. cdrom -> hda), and they don't disappear.
> What's going on? Are device files checked against some official registry and
> deleted if they're unrecognized?
HAL and UDEVD.
They auto create and remove device files as needed. If you want a
symlink for "flash" you will need to read up on how to write rules for
the system... right now its ugly in my opinion... but doable.
Hope this helps.
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