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Re: Success at last...

Subject: Re: Success at last...
From: Alex deVries <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 10:56:37 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Rob Lembree <>,
In-reply-to: <>
On Wed, 9 Sep 1998 wrote:
> This seems to indicate to me that we should replace the dev directory
> with a script that creates the inodes.  Luckily we already have one which
> is called ``MAKEDEV''.  As we already know the representation of the
> minor / major device number isn't transparent through NFS, so the MAKEDEV
> will have to detect the NFS server's OS and to corrospondingly munge the
> device number used as argument for mkdev in a way that after exporting
> from the NFS server the client sees what he expects to see.  If that is

You're 100% correct, hard coding the device on the fs is a BAD idea.
However, a reasonable way of doing it is to just put the bare devices on
the initrd, and create any additional devices you need.

I'll do this in the next installer.

- Alex

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