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    SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
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    Followup to:  <Pine.HPP.3.96.980805205308.17170K-100000@ixion.honeywell.com>
    By author: Shawn Leas <sleas@ixion.honeywell.com>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > 2) Ease of system maintainence. SYSV style/looking devices tell you
    > EXACTLY where your disks are at a glance, and that is GOOD. Auto device
    > generation is good too...

    Auto device generation can be a security hole, and can be done in user
    space without hogging tons of kernel memory.

    > 3) It might help performance with some configs.
    > 4) It will NEVER hurt performance, only help it if ANYTHING.

    devfs eats lots of kernel memory. That WILL hurt performance.

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