Subject: Re: USB feedback wanted
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Eivind Eklund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/01/1998 16:44:32
On Wed, Jul 01, 1998 at 12:08:36PM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Another problem, that Terry Moore mentioned, is how to handle
> the gazillion of device names that the current scheme would use
> in /dev.  Should we invent a special file system (mounted at
> e.g. /dev/usb/) in which devices appear and disappear as physical
> devices come and go?

FreeBSD is implementing a 'devfs' which has semantics like that.  It
is used for _all_ devices.

There are certain problems WRT access permissions, though - you'd like
to be able to restrict access permissions for at least some devices,
even if they're introduced late.