Subject: Re: CFR: The Auto-Generation Block/Character Device Switch Tables
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/09/2002 15:55:46
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On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 10:42:11PM +1000, Darren Reed wrote:
> Since you're doing this work, is it possible to construct the
> etc.platform/MAKEDEV files from the conf.c files ?  That's one more
> thing which requires a manual update when adding/removing a driver
> from a port.  Having the drivers create the files in /dev, themselves
> or via some auto-magic function, would be the best but there's a
> large amount of resistence to that, problems with various solutions
> notwithstanding.

I haven't read the first message, though as I deduce from here, somebody
is planning something like a dev filesystem. I like the idea (have seen
the one on freebsd 5.0 and it is nice). If you are talking about this,
why many people doesn't want it? It would be made optional...


Of course it runs NetBSD -
HispaBSD member -
Julio Merino <>

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