Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/27/2005 09:29:52
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 05:48:06PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> The reason I'm interested in locators is so that if devices renumber
> themselves, the permissions follow. I am assuming, but I think we'd rather
> not use locators for names (/dev/sd.52004567BA64678D anyone?). But if we 
> can tie the permissions to a locator, then it doesn't matter if it's sd2 
> or sd12. :-)

I think it does matter, because all userland programs use device names,
not locators. If permissions are enforced by an userland program, they
will not follow locators.

The disklabel structure has a "packname" field which could be used as a
short and human-readable locator...

Pavel Cahyna