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Date:      Wed, 31 Jan 2007 17:03:23 +0000
From:      Freminlins <freminlins@gmail.com>
To:        "Ruben de Groot" <mail25@bzerk.org>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: mknod, devfs and FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <eeef1a4c0701310903v504bcb42i2801e1084850ebb7@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070131162752.GA85152@ei.bzerk.org>
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Ruben,

On 31/01/07, Ruben de Groot <mail25@bzerk.org> wrote:
>
> Not exactly. Solaris, especially Solaris 10 is relying more and more on
> pseudo filesystems.
>
> # uname -srpi
> SunOS 5.10 sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V210
> # mount | grep '^/devices'
> /devices on /devices read/write/setuid/devices/dev=47c0000 on Thu Nov  2
> 16:14:25 2006
>
> Everything in /dev is just a symlink to /devices.



That's true BUT I can still use mknod to create a device node elsewhere and
it works.

I'm not complaining about devfs, just that I would be forced to use devfs on
FreeBSD when IMHO mknod would suffice and used to suffice.

--
> Ruben



Frem.



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