Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: M. Warner Losh <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2005 00:01:42
In message: <20051026181403.GF1702@neuron.fnop.net>
Rui Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
: 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:
: | >
: | > Main features:
: | >
: | > - Implements FreeBSD's devfs on NetBSD.
: | In the past, we (NetBSD folks) have talked about a devfs. One issue that
: | has come up (I'll be honest, I've raised it a lot) is a desire to retain
: | permission changes across boots, and to tie devices (when possible) to a
: | 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.
FreeBSD also has a file that can be used to control the permissions
and ownerships at runtime. The persistance can be there, but isn't
there by default like the old nodes in /dev.