Re: problem with devfsd compilation

From: Frédéric L. W Meunier (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 21:50:36 EST

Georg Nikodym wrote:

> Also, RH7's /etc/rc.sysinit can already start devfsd
> automatically with the following line:

> [ -e /dev/.devfsd -a -x /sbin/devfsd ] && /sbin/devfsd /dev

If devfs is mounted and devfsd exists, start devfsd.

> So, all you have to do is create an empty file /dev/.devfsd

Not true. I'm pretty sure /dev/.devfsd is only created when you
mount devfs at boot time or via mount -t devfs devfs /dev in
your system initialization script. Creating /dev/.devfsd with
touch defeats the purpose of /etc/rc.sysinit example.

crw------- 1 root root 144, 0 Dec 31 1969 .devfsd

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