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

On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:18:54 +0100
Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 06:12:40PM +0100, Adam Hoka wrote:
> > Im wondering if it would be too hack-ish to make devfs file
> > backed (at least optionally, in case of early boot or read
> > only rootfs).
> > 
> > For example: mount -t devfs /etc/devfs.db /dev
> How is that different from mounting devfs and calling mtree next?

Atomicity (or at least on-line updates to the database).

This could also enable you to do
  mount -t devfs /etc/devfs-bindchroot.db /var/chroot/bind/dev
for example. So you can have different permissions at a different location.

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