devfs patch v6

Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:29:08 +1100

Hi, all. Version 6 of my devfs patch is now available from:

This is against 2.1.79. Highlights of this release:

- Support for subdirectories

- Support for symbolic links (created by devfs_mk_symlink(), no
support yet for creation via symlink(2))

- SCSI disc naming now cast in stone, with the format:
/dev/sd/c0b1t2u3 whole disc on LUN=3, ID=2, bus=1, controller=0
/dev/sd/c0b1t2u3p4 4th partition on LUN=3, ID=2, bus=1, controller=0

- loop devices now appear in devfs

- tty devices, console, serial ports, etc. now appear in devfs
Thanks to C. Scott Ananian <>

- bugs with mounting devfs-only devices now fixed.