On Wed, 9 Sep 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.