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device naming 2

# udevpubd

- Hook into kernel to learn about autoconfigured devices
- Adds missing device entries in /dev by calling MAKEDEV
- Maintains symlinks to device entries in /dev/wedges/

# Automounter

- Provides a namespace
- mount / unmount for unprivileged users, by internal function
- or, by external program that extends functionality
- program is a safeguard, filesystem autodetection, fsck
- amd is old but smart, conditional mounts, wildcards
- Finally just access filesystem on a wedge by using the wedge name

# Missing?
- critical filesystems?, udevpubd doesn't start early enough
- kernel has its own idea about boot/root/swap devices

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