/dev/static/.dev has been removed

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 14 21:53:34 GMT 2009

Hi Scott,

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:55:46PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> These packages could access the original static /dev through
> the /dev/.static/dev path.  As many noted, this broke when the kernel
> gained the ability to have separate access for bind mounts, and this was
> actually read-only.

I've failed to parse this.  How did gaining the /ability/ for "separate
access to bind mounts" break anything?  I haven't noticed breakage with any
of my bind mounts anywhere - is this specific to linux 2.6.28 and above (all
my bind mounts are running on systems running older kernels)?

I'm less concerned about losing access to the static dev (although that's
come in handy before when debugging install-time problems that led to wrong
permissions on /dev/null...) than about knowing what the implications are
here for my systems down the line.

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