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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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