In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Mike Silbersack w rites: > >On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: > >> >Oops, error on my part; /proc does need to exist. So, I guess the >> >question is this: Can devfs's error handling in the case of /dev being >> >non-existant be improved? >> >> Barely, because without /dev, how do you plan to open the console ? >> >> Mkdir(/dev) isn't an option because the rootfs is mounted R/O. >> >> About the only thing one could do is make init exit(bla) and get >> a diagnostic from the kernel. It may make sense to do that. > >An error message would be sufficient; my concern was that someone >might run into this and spend hours trying to figure out which of X >variables was the problem.
Right, but the only way to get an error message is to let /sbin/init die and have the kernel print the message. /sbin/init cannot print the message when there is no "/dev/console" can it ? -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message