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SubjectRE: devfs again, (was RE: USB device allocation)
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> > the permissions in a config file, exact syntax i forget, 
> but something like:
> >
> > /dev/sd/c0b1t3u0 PERM root.disk 664
> > /dev/sd PERM root.disk 660
> >
> > etc.. and all your SCSI disks will automatically get these
> perm's when
> > they're created, except for disk bus1id3, which get's
> special perms's.. etc.
> >
> > now that's nice. Much easier to admin, which leads to
> better security, etc.
>
> Hmm, true, much nicer. What about devices that are
> needed to read
> that config file? Or are the permissions on those just reset
> once the config
> file is read?
>

devfsd doesn't act retroactively. but there's no reason it couldn't be made
scan existing permissions upon startup. There's a lot of nifty things that
could be done with devfsd.

regards,

Paul Jakma.

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