Subject: Re: Call for review: The New Block/Character Device Switch Configuration
To: MAEKAWA Masahide <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2001 01:05:31
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, MAEKAWA Masahide wrote:
# Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
# >Okay, fine. Now how does this bind to special devices so that the
# >dynamic assignment maps to something usable in /dev? Or do you plan
# >to also provide a freebsd style devfs at the same time?
# Their implementation needs uid/gid hard-codings.
# I don't think it is a Good Thing. At least I will take
# an other way to support a dynamic devnode configuration.
# "Can we accept hard-codings?"
# It's the only essential issue for this, I think.
You only need hard-codings until the devfs populates and you can mount
the root filesystem at which point an /etc/dev.conf or some such can
be taken into account at some point during the boot process.
I don't think it's nearly so important as to which devices have what
permissions until you begin the transition to multi-user mode.
# --- MAEKAWA Masahide
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