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SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
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Followup to:  <6qg17l$mdc@pell.pell.portland.or.us>
By author: o.r.c@transmeta.com (david parsons)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> How much is tons of kernel memory?
>
> The application where I'd like to use devfs is on install floppies.
> If the load footprint of devfs is < 23k, I've won over insmod
> (not even counting the additional footprint needed for the module)
> and I've won bigtime over a userspace solution that wants to
> include /bin/sh (64k)
>

The cheapest way is probably to include a populated /dev directory on
the floppy. If you don't have insmod you can only access the devices
you have drivers in the kernel anyway.

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