Subject: Re: devfs (was Share common code/data across ports?)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/1997 12:53:10
On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, der Mouse wrote:
> Or else, the kernel has to special-case symlinks from /dev into
> /devices, which is even grosser than what we have now. Jason, do you
> know how Solaris resolves this dilemma?
/devices is a ufs directory residing on the root partition. It's
generated as necessary by some commands that are run that poke around
inside the kernel. Since it is a ufs partition and is not re-generated on
every boot, Solaris does not have this problem.
Eduardo Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org
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