Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: Bill Studenmund <wrstuden@NetBSD.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/29/2004 11:06:17
In message <20041127230339.GC25324@netbsd.org>,
Bill Studenmund writes:
>I think that Eric's comment was either incorrect or poorly-worded. I think
>we will depreciate all on-disk device nodes with devfs,
Why on Earth would you want to do that? I'd be happy with a dynamic
devfs on my laptop, but static on-disk (actually, in-filesystem, with
static in-filesystem permissions) device nodes are *EXACTLY* what I
want. For certain applications.
Please consier this a loud request that static on-disk device nodes
stay, as an option. For those who want them. Probably most honest to
consider it a non-negotiable item, at least for my part.
Also please note that I'm willing to jump through some fairly large
hoops to get them: custom kernel, custom filesystem, whatever.