Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/20/2004 15:16:53
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> representations. As we support more & more hot-swap devices, over time, we
> may end up with multiple "devices" (say wedges/partitions on mobile disks)
> with the same name. While obviously we can't have them active at the same
> time, the fact that one wedge named "foo" was readable by user Bob doesn't
> necessarily mean that every wedge named "foo" should be.
This looks as if you're proposing an additional functional requirement, so
let me make sure I understand it. You would like a system where a single
name in node-space can be configured to appear at different times with
different ownership and/or permissions depending on what peripheral is
plugged in? I'm not at this point advocating or opposing such a feature,
only making sure if that's what you meant.