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

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 14:45:36 EST

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Roman Zippel wrote:

> Richard Gooch wrote:
> > 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.
> You should have done this a year ago. Permission management with the
> "tar kludge" was a valid option so far and is currently in use. There
> was no warning period that this future would be obsolete.
> BTW from your devfsd-v1.3.20 release notes:
> "NOTE: this release finally provides complete permissions management.
> Manually (i.e. non driver or devfsd) created inodes can now be
> restored when devfsd starts up. This requires v1.2 of the devfs core
> (available in 2.4.17-pre1) for best operation."
> The tar solution only works until 2.4.16, the new devfsd provides this
> only with 2.4.17. I'll leave the final decision to Marcelo, whether he
> accepts this or not. I shut up now, may someone else explain the meaning
> of compatibility to you.


I haven't read the whole thread.

Could you please explain me what is the problem in detail?

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