Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Holland <email@example.com>
Date: 10/15/1998 15:32:16
> I really don't like the idea of a devfs. Various people have
> stated the problems with it in the past, so I won't dwell on them.
> But, if it was completely optional and didn't have any impact on the
> rest of the system, I probably wouldn't be bothered too much by its
> presence. That means it can't be implemented like the FreeBSD one
> where every driver has to be modifed for it.
On the other hand, I would say a devfs is not worthwhile as long as
you still have major numbers and cdevsw/bdevsw... because then it
doesn't really serve any purpose, except for perhaps enforcing
permissions on ttys.
Somehow I suspect that these two sets of requirements are
- David A. Holland | (please continue to send non-list mail to
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