On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 09:25:24AM +0000, Freminlins wrote:
> Kris,
> On 29/01/07, Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >To put it bluntly, it's something you're just going to have to get
> >over :-)
> That's unhelpful. It is, in my opinion, a bad idea to have to mount up 1400
> instances of devfs just to get a few device nodes. It just doesn't seem
> right. It's a kludge. What I will do instread is migrate the box to Solaris
> where I can do what I want to do.


> It's a poor argument to say basically "that's the way it is". I have always
> found FreeBSD to be flexible, not restrictive.

"That's the way it is" is a statement of truth, not an argument.

> If devfs is the only way to go, why does mknod still exist? Why does it
> allow me to create device nodes that don't work?

Compatibility with other OSes when used as an NFS server.


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