Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2004 23:03:42
> I also think that, if/when we do get a devfs, it should be mounted
> automatically by either the kernel or init, so that you don't have to
> mess about with mounting it when e.g. booting single-user.

I strongly disagree.  The kernel currently has too many pathnames wired
into it already; I think it would be an _extremely_ bad idea for it to
acquire any more hardwired pathnames.  (init is tolerable, especially
given the fragility of the alternatives - but I prefer my way for init.
I dislike /emul.  I *really* dislike TTY_TEMPLATE, or more precisely
the misdesign that calls for it.)

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