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SubjectRe: USB device allocation
David Weinehall wrote:
>
> Oh, and have you actually ever tried a system running devfs (such as a
> kernel patched with Richard Gooch' patch, or a Solaris-system), or?
>
> Hmmm. If USB isn't enough to convince, think about USB2 (128 devices/bus
> if I'm not all wrong), FireWire, FibreChannel, SCSI-III, etc. Sooner or
> later we need a solution to the problem with devices. And devfs is a very
> good, thought-through, proven to work (been used in Solaris for many
> years) and backward-compatible solution. And it's available now.
>

Solaris does *not* use devfs; the /devices tree is an on-disk device
node tree which is constructed at initialization time, and it is
persistent. A much better solution, IMNSHO.

-hpa

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