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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 1.11 2005/07/18 10:03:44 fox2mike Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml,v 1.16 2007/11/16 10:28:01 jkt 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"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/devfs-guide.xml" disclaimer="obsolete">
7<title>Device File System Guide</title> 7<title>Device File System Guide</title>
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 9 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Reviewer"> 11<author title="Reviewer">
19 19
20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
22<license/> 22<license/>
23 23
24<version>0.5</version> 24<version>0.8</version>
25<date>2005-07-18</date> 25<date>2007-11-15</date>
26 26
27<chapter> 27<chapter>
28<title>What is devfs?</title> 28<title>What is devfs?</title>
29<section> 29<section>
30<title>The (good?) old days</title> 30<title>The (good?) old days</title>
31<body> 31<body>
32 32
33<warn> 33<warn>
34devfs is <e>obsolete</e> and will eventually be removed from the stable 2.6 34devfs is <e>obsolete</e> and has been removed from the stable 2.6 tree in the
35tree. Users on 2.6 kernels are hereby advised to switch to udev. For further 352.6.13 release. Users on 2.6 kernels are hereby advised to switch to udev. For
36information on udev, please refer to the <uri 36further information on udev, please refer to the <uri
37link="/doc/en/udev-guide.xml">Gentoo udev Guide</uri>. 37link="/doc/en/udev-guide.xml">Gentoo udev Guide</uri>.
38</warn> 38</warn>
39 39
40<p> 40<p>
41Traditional Linux implementations provide their users with an 41Traditional Linux implementations provide their users with an
340<title>Permission Related Items</title> 340<title>Permission Related Items</title>
341<section> 341<section>
342<title>Set/change permissions with devfsd</title> 342<title>Set/change permissions with devfsd</title>
343<body> 343<body>
344 344
345<note> 345<impo>
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, 347<path>/etc/pam.d/system-auth</path>. If you enabled pam_console there, then PAM
348then PAM has the final word on permissions. 348has the final word on permissions. You shouldn't be using pam_console anyway, as
349</note> 349it has been <uri
350link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/pam/upgrade-0.99.xml">removed from
351Portage</uri>.
352</impo>
350 353
351<p> 354<p>
352If you want to set permissions using <path>/etc/devfsd.conf</path>, 355If you want to set permissions using <path>/etc/devfsd.conf</path>,
353then use the syntax used in the following example: 356then use the syntax used in the following example:
354</p> 357</p>

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