kern/63954: devfs loses permissions

Marco Molteni mmolteni at
Thu Jun 30 13:20:16 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR kern/63954; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marco Molteni <mmolteni at>
To: Mike Makonnen <mtm at>
Cc: Matteo Riondato <matteo at>, bug-followup at,
        edwin at, freebsd-rc at
Subject: Re: kern/63954: devfs loses permissions
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 15:13:54 +0200

 On Thursday 30 June 2005 11:08, Mike Makonnen wrote:
 > On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 06:45:50PM +0200, Matteo Riondato wrote:
 > > Then having any other kind of rule in devfs.conf should is kind of
 > > useless, at least for devices that can "disappear", since rules
 > > referring to them will not be added do the devfs ruleset, and this
 > > implies that one have to rerun /etc/rc.d/devfs after reinserting
 > > the pcmcia nic or after launching tcpdump or whatever.
 > Just to make it clear: devfs.rules is the correct way to do what you
 > and the original poster wants. Once the rules have been applied it
 > doesn't matter if the device is or isn't in /dev, whether you remove
 > it or plug it in later. Once you run rc.d/devfs you don't have to
 > rerun it again unless you add/change/remove the rules.
 Matteo was referring to devfs.conf, not devfs.rules.
 devfs.conf should die, it is there to confuse people.

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