Subject: Re: devfs, was Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jonathan Stone <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/29/2004 11:06:17
In message <>,
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.