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SubjectRe: DevFS vs. normal /dev (was DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???))
On Mon, 10 Aug 1998, Horst von Brand wrote:

> How do you reference, say, /dev/fd0 if the floppy module isn't even loaded?
> You need to do that so kmod loads the module, as things stand now.

Under /devfs, the /dev/fd0 is a link to /dev/floppy/0, so the devfs would
see the explicit request for /dev/floppy device, and send "floppy" to
kmod, and you can alias whatever module that would need to be loaded to

It would be loaded automagically. My explaination might be warped, but
the basic idea stands.

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