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 - 16:20:05 EST

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Roman Zippel wrote:

> Hi,
> Richard Gooch wrote:
> > There are some broken boot scripts (modelled after the long obsolete
> > rc.devfs script)
> Which is still included in the kernel tree and at least Mandrake is
> currently using it.
> There were no signs of deprecation, so people are legally using it.
> > This is not actually a problem for leaf nodes, since the user-space
> > created device nodes will still work. It just results in a warning
> > message.
> Wrong, these are not just warning messages, the driver API has changed.
> > So, in this case, the device nodes that the user wants to use will
> > still be there (created by the boot script) and will work fine.
> Except the dynamic update of device nodes won't happen anymore, so it
> affects also all leaf nodes in the directories (e.g. partition entries
> won't be created/removed anymore). Events won't be created for these
> nodes as well, so configurations depending on this are broken as well.


Are the above problems really introduced by the changes ?

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