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

> These two are traditionally a source of real problems for devfs or
> arrangements like it.  I had an Irix system once where I wanted to be sure
> disks attached to the external scsi connectors -- used only for a
> tape drive -- couldn't be used.
> What a pain that was.  Yet the internal disk slots were fully populated
> and I knew what device names they'd attach as.  It should have been the
> easiest thing in the world to just not keep device nodes around for any
> other disks.  Instead, I got a day-long odessey of struggle with SGI's
> udevd-like setup and its magic startup scripts... it shouldn't be that
> hard.  In fact, it shouldn't be hard at all!

I wonder what is the best design / implementation of devfs.

I wonder if people really want a full-featured devfs like something OpenSolaris.


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