Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Rui Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2005 17:38:48
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On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 07:14:03PM +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:
> On 2005.10.26 10:22:52 -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> | On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 10:35:47PM +0200, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> | >=20
> | > Main features:
> | >=20
> | > - Implements FreeBSD's devfs on NetBSD.
> | In the past, we (NetBSD folks) have talked about a devfs. One issue tha=
> | has come up (I'll be honest, I've raised it a lot) is a desire to retai=
> | permission changes across boots, and to tie devices (when possible) to =
> | device-specific attribute rather than a probe order.
> | Does FreeBSD's devfs support locators and persistent information? Are=
> | there plans to support something like that, if not?
> I remember Linux's devfs having a configure file for that particular
> objective. The user would set the permission flags in (I can't recall
> if this is the real name) /etc/devfsd.conf and let devfsd do the job.
> You could also use another directory for permissions, like /dev-state,
> but personally, I don't like this method.
He actually mentions a number of the things I thought about. Like devfs=20
being a layer and using the underlying nodes to hold the permissions.
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