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Re: mjf-devfs2 branch
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On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 02:49:35PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > - Manipulating device nodes with chmod(1)/chgrp(1) needs to
> > update the rules in devfsd accordingly. These rules will be
> > written to the configuration file to allow them to persist
> > across reboots.
> ...leads me to ask, what about other things, such as mv, ln, ln -s, and
> objects other than device files in /dev? While I can't speak for
> anyone other than myself, I don't consider support for that sort of
> thing in /dev optional (for other than devfs-development systems).
Well, I happened to leave out mv from the above point, but it was supposed
to be included, as a mv action just specifies a new filename to be applied
for a device node.
I hadn't thought about ln, but I guess it's like specifying another
filename for that device node. You also only need the link around when
the device is actually on the system. So, it's definitely possible to
implement this, but I admit wasn't something I'd actually thought about.
Thanks for bringing it up, I'll add it to the TODO.
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