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SubjectRe: Logical problem withj devfs/devfsd
> Richard decided that's how devfs will work (r-x on symlinks).  Normally
> symlinks are always rwx, but Richard made the decision "to break
> programs that oughtn't depend on this" as far as I can tell.

His symlinks are broken yes

> > Therefore the pcm and mixer devices are not accessible for writing.

Note I changed these to be owner only. You cannot default stuff like pcm
to general access its not secure. It is the job of PAM to assign devices
to console users.

> Are you sure? As I understand symlinks, the permissions of the symlink
> don't matter.

In theory

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