This is useless; it's just as easy to chown/chmod them in place. /proc
already supports these operations. People are holding out for a scheme
that causes the right permissions to appear automatically.
The best suggestion I've heard involves kerneld - at shutdown it reads
off all the permissions and stashes them somewhere, and then
automatically puts them back at boot time.
Personally, I don't see what's wrong with compiling in good default
values and having /etc/rc make customizations as necessary. It's no
worse than doing network setup from /etc/rc.
> Unix has lived with the wierd /dev system for a while, so it's
> definitely not fatal to stick with it, [...]
no, but it's less than desirable.
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