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SubjectRe: USB device allocation
In message <>, Jeff Garzik writes:
| David Weinehall wrote:
| > Oh, and have you actually ever tried a system running devfs (such as a
| > kernel patched with Richard Gooch' patch, or a Solaris-system), or?
| Is Solaris dynamic? I'm pretty sure 'boot -r' or creating
| /etc/reconfigure causes a boot script to scan the hardware and creates
| device nodes as needed. That's an entirely userland solution which
| keeps /dev nice and trim.

It scans a devfs-like pseudofilesystem created by the OBP.

brandon s. allbery os/2,linux,solaris,perl
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