lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [May]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Date
On Tuesday 15 May 2001 22:51, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > If you want them all to inherit it - inherit from mountpoint.
>
> ..which is exactly what the device node ends up being. The implicit
> mount-point.
>
> And which point, btw, it is completely indistinguishable to user
> space whether the thing is implemented as a full filesystem, or
> whether it's just that the device node exports a simple "lookup()"
> that it passes down to the device driver. So this is also the point
> where it becomes nothing but an implementation issue, and as such
> it's much less contentious.
>
> Done right, they'll be automatic mount-points

Sounds like "treat it like a file and it acts like a file, treat it
like a directory and it acts like a directory".

--
Daniel
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:53    [W:0.155 / U:0.796 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site