Re: kernel-managed /dev, revisited

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 08:42:35 -0400

From: (Alan Cox)
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:21:11 +0100 (BST)

> Actually, I like Ted's idea better: Have the kernel scan the disk
> labels at boot time for every partition detected and grab a list of
> the disk labels on those partitions (you will need to label your file
> systems of course).

How about CD and scanners. Do I put sheets of paper with 1,2,3,4 in my
scanners at boot time ?

No, you have a config file which the daemon reads to figure out where to
locate the scanner. As far as CD's are concerned, I'd imagine there'd
be a default location where CD's would be mounted, and some kind of
override so that certain CD's (based on volume label or filesystem
serial number) would be mounted in special, CD-specific locations.

- Ted