Second thoughts on MAKEDEV

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Wed Mar 16 16:21:39 PST 2005

:I spent some time playing around with MAKEDEV in order to get a way
:for local device owenership/permissions overrides.
:For those willing to give it a try, check this out:
:There are three files in this tarball:
:etc.devices.conf --> Copy to /etc/devices.conf
:etc.defaults.devices.conf --> Copy to /etc/defaults/devices.conf

    I don't like the idea of removing the defaults from MAKEDEV itself, 
    that just creates two places where modifications have to be made rather
    then one.  But I really like your /etc/devices.conf override mechanism.
    If you were to retool your patch to leave the defaults in MAKEDEV and
    add the /etc/devices.conf (or even the /etc/devices.conf and
    /etc/defaults/devices.conf) capability, I would commit it in a heartbeat.


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