Re: devfs unable to handle permission: 2.4.17-pre[4,5] /ALSA-0.9.0beta[9,10]

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 23:02:49 EST


On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Richard Gooch wrote:

> > devfs_mk_dir returns an error now, so the driver won't be able to
> > make new dev nodes available. So far it was legal to manually create
> > a directory under devfs, now it's suddenly an error.
> It was always an error, you just got away with it.

Sorry, but this is bullshit. You even included an example script with this
"error" (Documentation/filesystems/devfs/rc.devfs). You suddenly change
the behaviour of devfs during a stable release in a noncompatible way.
Distributions and their users that followed _your_ advice are suddenly
fucked up, that's irresponsible. How do you think devfs should be ever
taken seriously?

bye, Roman

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