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Re: [vox-tech] DevFs is breaking things....
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Re: [vox-tech] DevFs is breaking things....

On Wednesday 01 May 2002 11:31 pm, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> There is a way to do that in the /etc/devfsd.conf. Here is a sample for
> the cdrom device in my devfsd.conf file:
> LOOKUP ^cdrom$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL symlink cdroms/cdrom0 $devpath
> You may be able to use the DELETE keyword first to delete the hda1
> directory. Of course, there could be an entry in your devfsd.conf file
> that's causing this strangness in the first place.
> ***
> I posted something a while back to vox-tech detailing how to actually
> preserve the state of your /dev partition without having to alter the
> devfsd.conf file. (/me searches vox-tech archives--ah! there it is!).
> Add the following to the top of your rc.sysinit script:

The website says that only deals with permissions.

> # Find this at
> # http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/docs/devfs.html#persistence
> #
> echo -en "Mounting dev filesystem: "
> /bin/mount --bind /dev /dev-state
> /bin/mount -n -t devfs none /dev
> echo
> /sbin/devfsd /dev
> You have to make sure that the dev partition is *not* mounted on boot
> (make sure this is turned off in the kernel, or just supply the
> "devfs=nomount" kernel argument).
> Once rebooted, you may do as you did eariler: remove the /dev/hda1
> directory and then symlink it. On reboot, your state should be preserved.
> Doug
> On Wed, 1 May 2002, Ryan wrote:
> > Instead of playing nice and symlinking /dev/hda1 to
> > /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 like it should, DevFsd keeps
> > making /dev/hda1 an empty direcctory, thwarting my efforts to move my
> > installation to a new hard drive.
> >
> > Oh , and before anyone asks, removing the empty directory and manualy
> > creating the symlink works, but is undone when I reboot.
> >
> > How I fix?
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