Re: extended partitions (fwd)

Rohan Talip (
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 19:44:49 +1000 (EST)

On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, Jim Nance wrote:

> > /dev exists to support a mapping between device names (eg, hda1) and
> > major/minor number pairs (eg, (3,1).)
> > If the names in /dev are generated directly by the kernel, like /proc
> > is, this problem disappears.
> The existance of /dev as a real, rather than a virtual file system allows
> device permissions to be set, and remain set across reboots. I must admit
> that I think the idea of a virtual /dev does have an attractive eligance,
> however, I have never seen any proposal which would fix the device
> permission problem.

Why not just set them in /etc/rc.d/rc.S ?

And Bob Lanning wrote:

> And what about links like /dev/cdrom, /dev/modem, and /dev/mouse?

Again this could be done in rc.S.

Rohan Talip
Systems Engineering / Computer Science	Australian National University

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