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Re: (Semi-random) thoughts on device tree structure and devfs

Aleksej Saushev wrote:
Johnny Billquist <> writes:

I seem to remember that way back there was even a tool (in
pkgsrc?) which extracted your current device setup, and created
a config file from that, so that you would always get the same
enumeration, no matter what else showed up on the machine.

The point is, the config file totally, and exactly describes
your hardware setup.

It takes only a minute to move the very same external HDD from one bus to
another one, you only need to pull FireWire connector off and connect with
USB cable. No screws involved.

No argument on that one.

And your point was? If you change the hardware configuration, your config will no longer match. And neither will the same thing mirrored in a file system. The disk will move there too.


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