Surviving /dev/null disappearance

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Apr 4 17:09:23 UTC 2007

Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 4/3/07, Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at> wrote:
>> Patch ld(1) to detect the condition and don't unlink the device node?
> Yes, but there has to be a generic solution, so that
> we don't reinvent the wheel for every one of the
> thousands apps that may do this.
> Isn't there some safety-net wrapper function that
> refuses to remove device nodes and maybe some other
> types of files?

Why not set a filesystem flag like schg on device nodes under a devfs tree...?


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