devfs && stability
vmann at vmann.net
Wed Jan 24 11:51:13 PST 2001
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On Wednesday 24 January 2001 10:44 am, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> Is anybody out there using devfs on a production system? I am considering
I am, works great. Just make sure to follow the kernel docs :)
[vmann at tank (0) ~]
11:43am up 14 days, 17:46, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.15, 0.25
> Any comments on ease and stability?
My experiences: Compile the kernel, with devfs support and mount devfs at
boot. Compile the devfsd daemon and start at the top of /etc/init.d/rcS with
a line like /sbin/devfsd /dev (so it's run before anything else, save init
that is). Empty your /dev directory (I did this as part of LFS installation,
so I just didn't make the files in the first place. Did have to make
/dev/null to install perl though.) And boot up!
Little caveat though, in the default installation of devfsd, it doesn't save
device file permissions/ownerships. There is supposed to be a way to change
this, but I've taken to just running a script at boot to restore them myself.
(Stuff like chgrp user /dev/sound/mixer....)
> I found this site as a reference, but it seems it might be a little out of
> date (not much though).
That site, and the kernel docs are all you really need. (Just be sure to
follow them carefully!)
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