new element

Bryan Dumm bdumm at bobby.bcpub.com
Thu Feb 15 06:07:22 PST 2001


On Thursday 15 February 2001 14:10, you wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 07:59:50AM +0000, Bryan Dumm wrote:
> > > Would it do _all_ that MAKEDEV does now, or just single mknod ?
> >
> > well I had only thought about single mknod, but what
> > else does it do, should we include?
>
> I don't know, full blown MAKEDEV with "generic", "audio" etc. attributes
> is probably too much. But it's an idea anyway and could be added at the
> bottom, I repeat -- _at the bottom_ of the wishlist. :)

Yea I think that is the very same reason MAKEDEV has never been
improved. :)

How about this one

<makedev_audio>
	<mknod>
	<mknod>
</makedev_audio>

?


> Hm, this is interesting, I like it. Suppling a default kernel configuration
> which would work on the wide range of machines is also a nice thing ?

maybe, I just thought getting rid of the old interfaces, and really 
letting people design their own kernel configurators, just sounds kewl.

Bryan





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