Subject: Re: Cloning bdev/cdev devices, step one
To: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/11/2000 23:22:19
> That creates /devices/pseudo/ipf@0:ipnat
> In /etc/devlink.tab:
> type=ddi_pseudo;name=ipf;minor=ipnat \M0
> creates /dev/ipnat -> /devices/pseudo/ipf@0:ipnat
> The real PITA about this approach is that whilst you're developing your
> driver, if it causes a panic "too soon" after loading, inodes are a mess
> in /etc, files like /etc/devlink.tab don't contain what they are supposed
> to (or can't be parsed) and (re)booting fails leaving you with no option
> but to boot off CD (or a "spare" partition).
Yes, but it's the same as if you nuke libc.so.