Second thoughts on MAKEDEV

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Mar 17 06:36:00 PST 2005

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 04:20:42PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Hi,
> :
> :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.

That's why I asked about moving the defaults completely out of MAKEDEV
into the config file.


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