tripwire and device numbers

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri Mar 5 11:59:08 UTC 2010

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at> writes:
> Mike Tancsa <mike at> writes:
> > While getting a box ready for deployment, I noticed on two
> > occasions, I would get some exception reports flagging all files as
> > the underlying device number through reboots had changed.  Is this
> > "normal" for Tripwire and FreeBSD ? (RELENG_7)
> Yes, device numbers in freebsd carry no meaning, unless it is a compat
> /dev directory to boot ancient systems (SunOS, very old FreeBSD etc)
> diskless.
> In general, tripwire should ignore devfs and possibly all pseudo-fs
> mount-points.

Nothing to do with devfs; IIUC, tripwire is complaining about st.st_dev
on regular files and directories.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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