Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#7975 assigned enhancement

devfs doesn't support symlinks

Reported by: mmu_man Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: File Systems Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


devfs in BeOS used to support symlinks. It was sometimes useful for some work arounds, like forcing a graphics card device to be picked up first by app_server.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by axeld, 9 years ago

Type: bugenhancement

It actually supports symlinks internally, but it doesn't export that functionality to the fs API. I actually see little reason to do so, to be honest.

comment:2 by mmu_man, 9 years ago

BeOS compatibility would be one reason :-P

comment:3 by phoudoin, 9 years ago

I guess modifying app_server to check some environment variable that would, when defined, force the graphics card device to pick up will be easier. IIRC, there is already one regarding REMOTE_SCREEN or something like this.

comment:4 by axeld, 9 years ago

For the app_server, the solution is actually to simply support multiple graphics cards :-)

comment:5 by axeld, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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