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SubjectRe: Logical problem withj devfs/devfsd
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From: Jamie Lokier <lk@tantalophile.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Logical problem withj devfs/devfsd
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:55:30 +0100
Message-ID: <20000317165530.F12317@pcep-jamie.cern.ch>

Hi Jamie!

Thanks for your reply!

> Meino Christian Cramer wrote:
> > Not under devfs! The symlinks show a (r-x)* mode.
>
> 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.

Yes, correct, I traced down the access to this symlink and found that
there was no "lstat" made (which would be wrong) -- instead they
were stat'ed in the correct way -- in case of Xemacs (below).

> > Therefore the pcm and mixer devices are not accessible for writing.
>
> Are you sure? As I understand symlinks, the permissions of the symlink
> don't matter.

I wil check the code of the alsa driver for this...

>
> > If I compile a kernel with devfs support and no extra devpts support -- as
> > said in the readmes for devfs -- I cannot use gpg via mew via xemacs: The
> > passport dialog is not fetched by xemacs, instead it appears on the terminal
> > from where xemacs was started (or in the depth of the windowmanager, if
> > started via menu). Input of the passphrase is impossible in either
> > case.
>
> Ah, the old "controlling terminal" problem... Xemacs can't find a pty,
> so it resorts to using a pipe to communicate with gpg. gpg opens
> /dev/tty and you get the original terminal. Ick, ick.

And? I am not feeling that this is THAT funny...;-)
It prevents me to read my encrypted mail...
Any ideas to solve the problem?

>
> -- Jamie
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KEEP HACKING!
Meino

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