Re: automount based devfs replacement

From: Chip Salzenberg (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 20:32:34 EST

According to A. Haumer:
> > cp -a /dev/* /mnt > /dev/null 2>&1
> > umount /dev/ram1 > /dev/null 2>&1
> > mount /dev/ram1 /dev -t minix -o rw > /dev/null 2>&1
> > echo "done."
> Well, that's what I consider a real "hack". Not what *I* want to
> have in my production systems... :-)

I use it in a production system. 100% reliable.

> What if you want to change something in your device structure,
> e.g. when a new device driver is loaded? You have to rebuild
> your device ramdisk!

I do the copy in /etc/init.d at each boot. The ramdisk image is
not stored anywhere.

Chip Salzenberg              - a.k.a. -              <>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
    but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early."  // MST3K

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