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Re: NEWBIE question Re: static or dynamic /dev

> What does it mean when /dev is said to be static? dynamic?
> What should I be reading about?

On Linux, static tends to be used on embedded systems for speed and
sanity when you know about all the hardware that will be connected and
don't want anything interfering. OpenBSD has a Makedev script which
builds the nodes.

With dynamic the device nodes are created as needed rather than being
pre-prepared. The fact the filesystem is dynamically sized in ram too is
irrelevent really and simply makes it easier to have a read only root


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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