Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
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.)
/~\ The ASCII der Mouse
\ / Ribbon Campaign
X Against HTML email@example.com
/ \ Email! 7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B