Bug or Feature? -- Disappearing /dev/ nodes after mount

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Fri Jun 12 06:55:01 UTC 2020

On 2020-06-11 23:22, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:14:09 -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

>> Interestingly, as I have just learned, when and if the user subesquently
>> mounts the relevant partition, the corresponding `/dev/gpt/partname' node
>> will, rather unexpectedly and magically, disappear until such time as the
>> relevant partition is unmounted, whereupon it will reappear.

>> 1)  Is this behavior documented somewhere that I just failed to look at?
>> If so, where?
> Interesting question - I would be interested in that, too.

See Lucas, AF3E, p. 214 "GEOM Withering" [1].


[1] https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#af3e

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