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Well, don't forget that devfs isn't really maintained anymore and that a userspace alternative, udev, is beeing written. I'm using it because Gentoo requires me to do so.
In kernel series 2.6, it's already called obsolete/deprecated
I miss the option "I tried it, it's still installed on
one machine, and I found it a pain in the neck" :}
Nuh, actually it's not that bad... the one thing
that pissed me of though is that if I change
/etc/devfs.conf and skill -HUP devfsd it doesn't
change permissions/ownerships, I have to reboot.
(or do it twice, once in the config file, and a manual
This is why I don't use devfs. The names for devices get sooo long, why couldn't they keep the old ones? It's nice to have less stuff in the dev directory, but going through a million directories to get to the device you want...
Originally posted by aaa This is why I don't use devfs. The names for devices get sooo long, why couldn't they keep the old ones? It's nice to have less stuff in the dev directory, but going through a million directories to get to the device you want...
Yuck. Grub's kinda like that, I gather. I hate /dev, but gimme /dev and lilo over that funky stuff any day.
Hm. Well, I *think* in 'hda's and whatnot - mount commands, references, and so on. So it doesn't make sense for me to learn a separate syntax just for grub. (I mean, scsi-emulation and cdrecord do some of that too but it's annoying there, as well.) I dunno - maybe I'm being silly. All I know is LILO's never ever let me down despite all the lunacy I try. But this is about devfs so I'll go away now. *g*