Re: Kernel-generated /dev...

Mark H. Wood (mwood@mhw.OIT.IUPUI.EDU)
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 08:20:33 +0000

A couple of things to think about:

1) If you have clutter in /dev that you don't need, delete it! You'll
never see it again until you mkdev it. The stuff is only there
because the distribution that you used, put it there.

2) There are already some devices that are created on the fly. So this
doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing battle; could we perhaps agree
on a set of device types that should definitely be dynamic (tty
devices come to mind) and a set that should definitely *not* be
dynamic? Then we can spend our time productively, arguing about those
that fall into neither set. :-)

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer MWOOD@INDYVAX.IUPUI.EDU
Those who will not learn from history are doomed to reimplement it.