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    SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: /proc/dev (new idea)
    On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Stephen Williams wrote:
    > It *only* works if you don't touch it:-) I have spent way too many days
    > restoring a solaris system from media after a driver fart (or power glitch)
    > at an inconvenient moment. The Linux kernel should not EVER require external
    > files or programs to execute a shell.

    I agree completely, which is why I was saying that there should be
    REASONABLE defaults coded in for permissions and ownership. Just so when
    nothing else is run the system is usable. After that, use a USER SPACE
    program to tell the kernel to change stuff... I do not want the kernel
    messing with physical files either... That is a Bad Thing(tm).


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