In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Boris Popov 
>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.

No, mknod needs to be broken so people fix all drivers to be DEVFS aware.

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