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SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
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On Sat, 8 Aug 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:
> When you attempt to access a device node which isn't there (say
> "ide/cd/c0b0t0u0") then for each path component that doesn't exist,
> devfs sends that to kmod. Thus, potentially, you have have the
> following sequence of strings sent to kmod: "ide", "ide/cd",
> "ide/cd/c0b0t0u0".

Oh, OK.

Is this something that I should already know from reading the FAQ?
(It's been a few weeks.)

> then the ide-cd module will be loaded as required. Then the module
> will detect your CD-ROM and will also register the "c0b0t0u0"
> entry. So in general only one request is made to kmod: "ide/cd".
>
> Something to keep in mind here is that while device entries don't
> appear/exist at first, an explicit lookup of the inode (any syscall
> that provides a pathname) will trigger kmod. So it all just magically
> works.

Good!

Kragen


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