On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Greg Lehey wrote:

> > You can create symlinks in /dev, you cannot mknod there.
> 
> What is the reason for this?  How does a program or script know
> whether the system is running DEVFS or not?

        I don't see any good reason why this can't be supported. We may
talk about 'broken' devices, etc., but while there any - mknod needs to be
supported to make transition more smooth.

--
Boris Popov
http://www.butya.kz/~bp/



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