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SubjectRe: Linux-2.3.51, and the pre-2.4 series..
Michael H. Warfield writes:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 02:38:11PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > did you enable devfs and forget to edit /etc/inittab to use 'vc/n' instead
> > > of 'ttyn' ?
>
> > If that is the case then devfs needs some tweaking
>
> No... That's the way it's designed to work and how it's been
> documented... Sigh...
>
> He's got a user space daemon, devfsd, that manages some symlinks
> from old names to devfs names, but most of the name space is orthogonal
> to the "conventional names". So you either switch to what Richard decided
> were more rational names, or you create the symlinks by hand, or you run
> his user space daemon. It's in the devfs/README file in the doco directory.
> Unfortunately, the devfsd doesn't cover everything (it does cover this,
> though). He's got a set of fixed links that it knows about (vc's are in
> the list). I haven't looked into it deeply enough to see if it can be
> configured for other devices (like the Computone devices) that he didn't
> code into it. The Computone devices are not in there, in spite of being
> in the devices.txt file:

If there's problems with devfsd not putting in all the right
compatibility symlinks, that's a bug that should be fixed. Send
patches. I promise to intend to provide all compatibility links. I
don't promise to be infallible (that incurs a surcharge).

P.S. please send devfs-related messages to devfs@oss.sgi.com instead
of the kernel list. Just send "subscribe devfs" in the body to
majordomo@oss.sgi.com

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca

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