How to set device permissions at startup

Oliver Fromme olli at
Fri Oct 9 19:10:11 UTC 2009

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
 > Oliver Fromme wrote:
 > > Roland Smith wrote:
 > > > But one has to run '/etc/rc.d/devfs restart' for newly added rules to take
 > > > effect! (or reboot the system, which is overkill).
 > > 
 > > Yes, of course.  I thought that was obvious.
 > > 
 > > > Maybe I whould add that to the manual page for devfs.rules?
 > > 
 > > Agreed, that might be an appropriate clarification.
 > It should be included because not everyone uses the standard /etc/rc.* 
 > hierachy.   For example I have a completely custom rc which before I did 
 > an other hack to make this issue not an issue read:

Well, if you completely rewrite /etc/rc, then you're on
your own anyway, and you're supposed to know what you're
doing.  In general it is not a good idea and will lead
to serious foot-shooting.

By the way, what is the reason that you don't use the
standard rc(8) facilities?  I don't see anything in you
custom script that wouldn't be covered by them.

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