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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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> > (c) does not require devfs.  most distros ship without it afaik, and
> > switching to it is not an overnight process, and requires devfsd to be
> > useful in the real world.
> >
>
> It does, however, not manage permissions, nor does it provide for a sane
> namespace (it exposes too many internal implementation details in the
> interface -- in particular, the driver becomes part of the namespace, and
> devices move around between drivers regularly.)

It is also very hard to tar that device file.

As to devfsd well Al Viro was reporting races in it long ago that I don't
believe Richard has had time to fix nor has anyone else fixed.

What is the state on devfs there ?

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