kern/139014: [null] /dev/null must be immunable to delete/unlink

Robert Lorentz robert.lorentz at
Tue Apr 26 02:50:10 UTC 2011

The following reply was made to PR kern/139014; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Lorentz <robert.lorentz at>
To: bug-followup at,
 fluffy at
Subject: Re: kern/139014: [null] /dev/null must be immunable to delete/unlink
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:19:47 -0400

 I've just started poking around the PR's to try to learn and help out, =
 and this one looked like a good first try..
 Sure enough, as root on 9.0 -CURRENT I can "rm /dev/null" and it does =
 unlink and is missing.  However, I just recreate it with mknod /dev/null =
 c 0 6 ..  the behavior is identical on 8.2-RELEASE.
 Am I missing something here?  Is there some kind of new default behavior =
 that should be implemented here?=20=

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