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SubjectRe: devfs again, (was RE: USB device allocation)
On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Steve Dodd wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 03:00:44PM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
>
> > This is _horrible_. Suddenly there are files whose attributes aren't fixed
> > by chmod(1)/chown(1), but by a magic file.
>
> Couldn't devfs forward permission changes via chmod/chown to the user space
> daemon, which could update the database / magic file?

You're now hacking around the flaw, not a nice way to do it.

Stephen


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