Subject: re: Cloning bdev/cdev devices, step one
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2000 16:38:52
> 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.
the difference is that the *boot* process doesn't go mucking in /usr/lib