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    SubjectRe: USB device allocation
    David Weinehall wrote:
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    > 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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