Subject: Re: Call for review: The New Block/Character Device Switch Configuration
To: MAEKAWA Masahide <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/28/2001 01:12:26
But I see no advantage to dynamic devsw additions if you don't also
propagate this where user applications, opening well known device names
in /dev, get the device they expect. It seems that it deals with part
of the problem, but not the really important part.

I probably don't understand the depth of what you are accomplishing- I'm

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, MAEKAWA Masahide wrote:

> Matthew Jacob <> 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.
> --- MAEKAWA Masahide