Symlinks under /proc

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jan 31 20:30:00 GMT 2005

On Jan 31 21:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 31 15:11, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:04:57PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Have we reached the point yet where we can just get rid of special /dev
> > handling entirely?  Maybe we could just add /dev population to setup.exe
> > or even have cygwin1.dll itself run a program if it detects an unpopulated
> > /dev, sort of like how udev is handled in linux now.
> > 
> > My only reservation with doing things this way is that we'd be making
> > cygwin perform a disk lookup every time someone wanted to get to open
> > /dev/tty.
> I would not like to change that yet.  So far, the DLL is still basically
> self-sufficient.  If you require on-disk devices, you can't use the DLL
> anymore without having a minimal installation process.  I can see the
> point where I'm getting convinced that exactly that is a good idea, but
> right now...

Actually, couldn't we just keep /dev/console, /dev/tty* and /dev/null
handled internally?  Everything else seems rather non-critical.


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