devfs rules not applied on reattach

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Tue Aug 24 06:31:40 PDT 2004

Anish Mistry <mistry.7 at> writes:
> Not sure if this is a bug or not, but my understanding of device rules that
> are placed in /etc/devfs.conf are supposed to be applied when a device is
> attached. ie.
> perm da0  0666
> perm da0s1 0666
> perm da1  0666
> perm da1s1 0666
> perm da2  0666
> perm da2s1 0666
> perm da3  0666
> perm da3s1 0666

/etc/devfs.conf is only applied at boot and is mostly useless.

What you really want is to put something like the following in

> [system=10]
> add path 'da*' mode 0660

(see devfs(8) for details about the syntax)

and add the following line to /etc/rc.conf:

> devfs_system_ruleset="system"

Someone[tm] should document this somewhere.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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