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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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".

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