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SubjectRe: Devfs, was Re: Migrating to larger numbers
On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Paul Jakma wrote:

> devfs is a good thing. I and all the rest who have tried it and use it
> regularly think so.

And those of us who tried it and decided that it's the wrong solution to a
set of non-problems think otherwise.

> It's compatible, it's clean, it eliminates /dev admin maintenance.

What /dev admin maintenance? Perhaps my machines don't have enough disks,
but I have never needed to perform significant work in /dev.

Another spin: if/when we see ACLs in the kernel/ext[23] I could easily
find uses for them in /dev. Will devfs support ACLs at least as soon as

> And it works really well.

I can believe that.


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