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Re: FreeBSD devfs support on NetBSD 5.0

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:38:40PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
 > > > I.e. rename() always just fails on my ideal devfs.
 > > 
 > > That's a substantial enough regression compared to what we have before
 > > that I for one would consider the result unusable.  (At least assuming
 > > you're talking about the /dev finally presented, as opposed to the
 > > devfs underlying the union thingy.)
 > I think given further reading about mount_union(8) and white-out files I
 > believe the upper layer can easily fully support rename(2) (and
 > everything else) at least as well as mount_union(8) does,

IOW, not at all?

The only magic that's already here is from the Necronomicon.

 > and that should be quite adequate.

Indeed, but probably not in the way you intended :-)

David A. Holland

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