devfs and bootscripts...

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Oct 3 04:19:23 PDT 2001


On Tuesday 02 October 2001 20:01, Jonathan Kelly wrote:
> My proposition is, "if you're not running devfsd, you're not using devfs".

Short version is, devfs is the kernel system that provides the /dev virtual 
filesystem.

Devfsd is a daemon that helps manage that filesystem - in particular, it 
dynamically creates symlinks so that older programs can continue to use the 
traditional device names (e.g /dev/dsp instead of the new /dev/sound/dsp). It 
can also be used to set appropriate permissions on the devices, since some 
devices may default to be accessible only by root.

Devfsd is not mandatory for using devfs, but may be useful.

Simon.
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