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

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 23:48:37 EST

Roman Zippel writes:
> Hi,
> 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?

Oh, the "tar kludge". That script has been obsolete for over a year
and a half. I should have removed it ages ago. I really should get
around to doing that one day.


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