Subject: Re: devfs (was Share common code/data across ports?)
To: Eduardo E. Horvath <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/1997 12:37:55
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.
no, it doesn't have _this_ problem. it just has a whole bunch of
every tried to boot a solaris disk on a machine that it wasn't installed
on, and wasn't configured basically identically ? ever tried booting
from a disk that previously didn't exist ?
it doesn't work. it fails miserably and horribly and requires at least
booting from cdrom to fix, or, in some sad cases (sigh), a reinstall!