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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml,v 1.16 2007/11/16 10:28:01 jkt Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml,v 1.17 2008/05/23 19:52:53 swift Exp $ -->
3 3
4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 5
6<guide link="/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml" disclaimer="obsolete"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml" disclaimer="obsolete">
7<title>Device File System Guide</title> 7<title>Device File System Guide</title>
158<p> 158<p>
159Yet devfs does come with it's own problems; for the end users these issues 159Yet devfs does come with it's own problems; for the end users these issues
160aren't really visible, but for the kernel maintainers the problems are big 160aren't really visible, but for the kernel maintainers the problems are big
161enough to mark devfs <e>obsolete</e> in favor of <uri 161enough to mark devfs <e>obsolete</e> in favor of <uri
162link="udev-guide.xml">udev</uri>, which Gentoo supports and uses by default on 162link="udev-guide.xml">udev</uri>, which Gentoo supports and uses by default on
163most architectures since the 2005.0 release when using a 2.6 kernel. 163most architectures since the 2005.0 release when using a 2.6 kernel.
164</p> 164</p>
165 165
166<p> 166<p>
167For more information as to why devfs is marked obsolete, please read the <uri 167For more information as to why devfs is marked obsolete, please read the <uri
168link="http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev-FAQ">udev 168link="http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev-FAQ">udev
189 189
190<p> 190<p>
191For instance, all IDE-related devices are inside the 191For instance, all IDE-related devices are inside the
192<path>/dev/ide/</path> device directory, and SCSI-related devices are inside 192<path>/dev/ide/</path> device directory, and SCSI-related devices are inside
193<path>/dev/scsi/</path>. SCSI and IDE disks are seen in the same way, 193<path>/dev/scsi/</path>. SCSI and IDE disks are seen in the same way,
194meaning they both have the same subdirectory structure. 194meaning they both have the same subdirectory structure.
195</p> 195</p>
196 196
197<p> 197<p>
198IDE and SCSI disks are controlled by an adapter (on-board or a seperate 198IDE and SCSI disks are controlled by an adapter (on-board or a seperate
199card), called the <e>host</e>. Every adapter can have several channels. 199card), called the <e>host</e>. Every adapter can have several channels.
295<section> 295<section>
296<title>Removing compatibility symlinks</title> 296<title>Removing compatibility symlinks</title>
297<body> 297<body>
298 298
299<warn> 299<warn>
300Currently, Gentoo cannot live without the compatibility symlinks. 300Currently, Gentoo cannot live without the compatibility symlinks.
301</warn> 301</warn>
302 302
303<p> 303<p>
304If you want the compatibility symlinks that clutter up <path>/dev</path> 304If you want the compatibility symlinks that clutter up <path>/dev</path>
305removed from your Gentoo system (Gentoo activates it per default), edit 305removed from your Gentoo system (Gentoo activates it per default), edit
346These instructions are valid as long as pam_console is disabled in 346These instructions are valid as long as pam_console is disabled in
347<path>/etc/pam.d/system-auth</path>. If you enabled pam_console there, then PAM 347<path>/etc/pam.d/system-auth</path>. If you enabled pam_console there, then PAM
348has the final word on permissions. You shouldn't be using pam_console anyway, as 348has the final word on permissions. You shouldn't be using pam_console anyway, as
349it has been <uri 349it has been <uri
350link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/pam/upgrade-0.99.xml">removed from 350link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/pam/upgrade-0.99.xml">removed from
351Portage</uri>. 351Portage</uri>.
352</impo> 352</impo>
353 353
354<p> 354<p>
355If you want to set permissions using <path>/etc/devfsd.conf</path>, 355If you want to set permissions using <path>/etc/devfsd.conf</path>,
356then use the syntax used in the following example: 356then use the syntax used in the following example:

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