new element

Bryan Dumm bdumm at bobby.bcpub.com
Thu Feb 15 06:10:40 PST 2001


On Thursday 15 February 2001 14:07, you wrote:
> 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>
>
> ?

one more thing on this. I think if someone just made a <mknod> handler,
then about anyone could go through the MAKEDEV script and decompile
the groupings, individual devices, etc. w/o programming anything. Just 
making a profile(s) for it....

Bryan





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