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Date:      Tue, 04 Apr 2000 17:56:51 +0200
From:      Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@critter.freebsd.dk>
To:        Dag-Erling Smorgrav <des@flood.ping.uio.no>
Cc:        Terry Lambert <tlambert@primenet.com>, chris@calldei.com, freebsd-arch@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Proposal: Union mount of fdesc on top of /dev 
Message-ID:  <27929.954863811@critter.freebsd.dk>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "04 Apr 2000 17:54:28 +0200." <xzp8zytsvyj.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no> 

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In message <xzp8zytsvyj.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no>, Dag-Erling Smorgrav writes:
>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 just as stale just as fast as /dev gets out of date with the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?

Uhm, why would they change ?  They are just aliases for /dev/fd/[0-2]
after all...

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