Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/27/2004 09:18:08
On Fri, 26 Nov 2004, Robert Elz wrote:
>   | *) improve security by making it possible to make it impossible to have a
>   | 	usable device node anywhere else on the system
> I agree totally with der Mouse - this isn't security, it is a disaster.

Why is it a "disaster" to have a knob you can twist to say "disallow the
creation or use of device nodes anywhere except in this specified list
of places"?  Just don't twist the knob if you want the old behaviour.

--apb (Alan Barrett)