Subject: Re: Executing block devices
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/1999 11:53:44
On Mon, Sep 20, 1999 at 09:52:53PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 1999 at 05:11:04PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > On Mon, 20 Sep 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > > What can you do with executable VREGs other than:
> > >
> > > newfs_$YOURFAVOURITEFILESYSTEM associatedrawdevice;
> > > mount /some/where blockdevice; cp binary /some/where;
> > > /some/where/binary; umount /some/where
> > >
> > > ?
> > I can "cp binary1 binary2 /some/where", and chose which to run, e.g.
> But there only fits one. And it only fits on the non-filesystemmed device.
> Somebody asked, in response to "xxx | /dev/yyy > zzz",
> "what system on earth would allod you to execute a device?", and I
> investigated and found it was very little....
I shouldn't write after midnight, or before coffee.
Replace the above paragraph by:
Somebody asked, in response to "xxx | /dev/yyy > zzz",
"what system on earth would allow you to execute a device?", and I
investigated what prevents NetBSD to do this and found it was very little.
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