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SubjectRe: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]


On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > It still eludes me why a new device FS was developed when devfs
> > already has the mechanisms that are needed.
>
> For one, driverfs can be made mandatory. Sure we could do the same for
> devfs, but there are probably an army of people who don't want
> a mandatory devfs.

... for another, there's an old saying about doing one thing and doing
it well. Devfs is _not_ following that.

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