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

On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:52:17 -0500
Steven Bellovin <> wrote:

> On Mar 9, 2010, at 10:43 PM, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> >> I think that Joerg's proposal doesn't prevent you from doing what you 
> >> want, though I don't think it helps, either.  He suggested that /dev/uuid 
> >> and /dev/label just have symlinks to the usual device file, so no 
> >> user-level daemons would be involved.
> > 
> > He said it has to be done in userland daemon. :)
> > 
> The userland daemon creates the symlinks but not the device files, I thought.

That's also my understanding, but since this system is also very simple,
even a kernel implementation would probably be nice to do this, in
which case users of such a system could add an entry in
their /etc/fstab to mount the uuid fs under /dev/uuid/ ?

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