In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Jeremy Lea writes:
>On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 01:53:12PM -0500, Mike Meyer wrote:
>> Well, I like your idea better than mine (though device_chmods="first
>> second etc" then chmod_first, chmod_second, chmod_etc would be better
>> names), but meant to ask - is there some reason that /etc/fbtab can't
>> be used for this? Possibly with some beefing up (/etc/defaults, for
>> instance)?
>> Of course, it needs to handle symlinks. I'd rather fix the symlink for
>> /dev/scanner than reconfigure sane when I add a new device. Possibly
>> device_links, or more work on fbtab?
>Can mtree not be used for this?  Seems like the quickest and cleanest
>solution to me...

You guys are overlooking something about DEVFS: devices may appear

We need a generic "devd" which finds out that devices have appeared,
set their perms (if needed/wanted) and executes any commands needed
(getty, mount, etc etc) by the device.

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