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Date:      04 Apr 2000 17:54:28 +0200
From:      Dag-Erling Smorgrav <des@flood.ping.uio.no>
To:        Terry Lambert <tlambert@primenet.com>
Cc:        phk@critter.freebsd.dk (Poul-Henning Kamp), chris@calldei.com, freebsd-arch@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Proposal: Union mount of fdesc on top of /dev
Message-ID:  <xzp8zytsvyj.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no>
In-Reply-To: Terry Lambert's message of "Wed, 29 Mar 2000 18:50:19 +0000 (GMT)"
References:  <200003291850.LAA22495@usr05.primenet.com>

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Terry Lambert <tlambert@primenet.com> writes:
> > > In message <xzpsnxbxor2.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no>, Dag-Erling Smorgrav writes:
> > > > Anyway, since /dev/std* never change, how about having fdesc *only*
> > > > handle the /dev/fd/* stuff, so you can (non-union) mount it on /dev/fd
> > > > and let /dev/std* be either symlinks to /dev/fd/[012] or plain old
> > > > static device nodes like they're now?
> > > Symlinks have my vote.
> > The downside is they'll be broken if fdesc isn't mounted...
> The other downside is that, unlike devfs contents, they'll get
> just as stale just as fast as /dev gets out of date with the
> currently running kernel and/or MAKEDEV.

You expect the major/minor numbers for std{in,out,err} to change in
the foreseeable future?

DES
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Dag-Erling Smorgrav - des@flood.ping.uio.no




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