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/dev Rebuilt During Boot?
Authored by: jtk on Nov 07, '01 12:51:10AM

Has anyone else noticed that X (v10.1) seems to rebuild the /dev directory at reboot? This is causing some odd behavior with the swap partition, since sometimes the device is /dev/disk0s9, sometimes it's /dev/disk1s9. I don't think I've ever seen another Un*x that does anything like this without being asked.

I haven't played around with it enough to know if there is a way to predict what device it will be assigned to on any given boot, but it is a potential "gotcha" when using these instructions.

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