Kernel-generated /dev...

Colin Plumb (
Mon, 16 Oct 95 23:39:54 MDT

Here's one possible compromise... have /proc/dev have all of the devices,
with their suggested names, owned by root, with permission 000.

A simple script can move them to /dev and rename, chown and/or chmod
them at boot time to useful values.

Unix has lived with the wierd /dev system for a while, so it's
definitely not fatal to stick with it, but that's an alternative to
needing to put rename, chmod, chown, etc. into the kernel for a
kernel-level /dev.