In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Sheldon Hearn writes:
>On Sat, 19 Aug 2000 21:26:24 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Ahh, right, this is something else than I thought:  These are
>> symlinks in the normal case, for instance:
>>      /dev/audio -> /dev/audio0
>What's the plan for things like these?  Are we going to take the soft
>option and teach /etc/rc to create symlinks for device nodes found on
>startup and require folks to make the rest themselves?  Or can this be
>handled gracefully in the kernel?

DEVFS supports symlinks.

Symlinks can be made from userland with the normal "ln -s"

They can also be made by the driver using make_dev_alias().

Who makes the symlinks and when should be decided by the driver writer.

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