This is a discussion on Re: usb2: scanner no longer working - FreeBSD ; On Friday 07 November 2008, Rink Springer wrote: > On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 07:49:29PM +0100, Ed Schouten wrote: > > Hello Hans, > > > > * Hans Petter Selasky wrote: > > > Basically there is nothing ...
On Friday 07 November 2008, Rink Springer wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 07:49:29PM +0100, Ed Schouten wrote:
> > Hello Hans,
> > * Hans Petter Selasky
> > > Basically there is nothing wrong with using chmod and chown. Hence USB
> > > has its own directory system which is not part of devfs, it was
> > > natural to also have a separate utility to set the permissions and
> > > ownership, which might become more complicated than simply a user and
> > > group. At EuroBSDcon this year I got some ideas about defining
> > > functional permission groups, like permissions for all USB keyboards
> > > for example, instead of permissions for individual devices. This
> > > pradigm will then break with chmod and chown.
> > But that's not the right direction. If we really want to do such things,
> > we should add ACL support to devfs, which is already something we
> > eventually want to do. I don't agree that we should create yet another
> > namespace with permissions instead of using the traditional /dev
> > directory.
> I'm working on migrating this to make_dev(9), so USB devices will get
> created like everything else and thus work properly using devfs et al.
How do you plan to integrate this? Do you have any patches?
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