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SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Stephen Frost wrote:

> That's a good reason for not doing it, if it hogs up alot of
> kernel memory. I don't have a clue how it's implemented, but I wouldn't
> think it would be that bad... Perhaps a clue from how SUN does it, things
> in /dev only change when you boot, and it's just stored on a real filesystem,
> that would take much less memory I would think.

Do we have a tool such as HP's ioscan? If not, there is NO way to do ALL
devices at boot automagically that I know of. Hot pluggable devices still
are not covered.

> Perhaps also have the change capability as a module for those who
> wish to be able to change it on the fly, and for all others just have it
> done either on request or during boot.

Need something along the lines of ioscan, and it would have to know about
all devices. ALSO, you would have to update the proggie whenever new
devices are supported. This is kinda a hack compared to DEVFS.

I guess I'm less familiar with the way Slowaris does it, so I might be
wrong.

-Shawn
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