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Re: /dev on tmpfs and MAKEDEV overwritten by ./

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:40:38PM +0100, Philip Dodd wrote:
> - I read some horror stories about /dev on a WAPBL slice

Yes, there were definitely problems. They are however supposed to be fixed,
eventually even before 5.0 was released. I have however personally not
tried "/dev" on WAPBL for a while.

> I'm guessing that the union mounted /dev overwrote the MAKEDEV on the / 
> disk slice when ./ did its install and so that after the tmpfs 
> /dev was no longer mounted with union, there was nothing on the 
> partition.

There are unfortunately known problems with "/dev" on MFS/tmpfs
the way it is configure by "/sbin/init":

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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