Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > This sounds just like autofs to me! The only difference with /dev is
> > that you would be creating block or character special files instead of
> > soft links and nfs mounts.
> Yes. I'm definitely envisioning something like autofs, where the decisions
> on naming, permissions, meaning etc can be made in user space.
> At the same time it's definitely more than autofs, due to the interactions
> with hot-plug devices, and the kernel having a way of telling the deamon
> when a new device gets added. So if you just extended autofs to handle
> special devices too, it wouldn't be very interesting yet.
> At least I'm thinking of it as a "autofs"+"device manager" kind of thing.
The big question becomes if the virtual filesystem is worth it at that
point. I don't think there is any question that a manager in user space
is a requirement.
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