sysinstall, by design, knows very little about devices.  It uses
libdisk(3) as the abstraction for dealing with all disks in

> * Jordan Hubbard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [011003 15:33] wrote:
> > As you've already noticed, sysinstall basically tries to create the
> > device nodes it needs under the old assumption that /dev will be
> > mostly empty.  Now that devfs is the default, phk needs to update
> > libdisk so that it doesn't attempt to make the device nodes in this
> > way.  Fortunately, the person who wrote libdisk is also the same
> > person who made devfs the default, so this ball is very clearly in his
> > court. :-)
> Just reminding you all that phk's suggested way of finding this
> information out is to test for the presense of the devfs sysctl as
> done in vinum.
> If libdisk does it a different way, then vinum should be updated.
> -- 
> -Alfred Perlstein [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> 'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
> start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.'

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