On Tuesday, 30 January 2001 at  8:37:56 +0600, Boris Popov wrote:
> 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.

I'm assuming that there's a good technical reason for the lack of
mknod.  It also seems that mkdir doesn't work in devfs.  Let's give
phk time to wake up and tell us.

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