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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] FUSE: extend FUSE to support more operations
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 05:41:18PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > emulated char devices to be char devices? What I mean is, what would
> > happen if instead of a char device /dev/dsp would be a regular file
> > mounted on /dev/dsp (which implements all the necessary interfaces:
> > ioctls, poll, etc)?
> For most it would work, I suppose, but there are all sorts of wonky
> users out in the wild (and quite a few that we don't have source access
> to) and different configurations, so I think it's better to appear as
> proper character device if it is a character device. It will also help
> udev and other desktop thingies deal with devices implemented in userland.

Note that mounting a char device on /dev/dsp is exactly the same as
mounting a regular file on /dev/dsp - the only difference is what you
set i_mode to.

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