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    SubjectRe: devfs, input event system, and kernel configuration.
    On 6 November 2002 20:50, Frank Wang wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am trying to attach a special serial input device to an X
    > application. Looking at the kernel document, it seems to me the input
    > core system (the /dev/input/event#) fits the my needs nicely. I also
    > realize that the input system uses the devfs rather than the
    > traditional major/minor number for its device driver.
    > So I configured a 2.4.18-5 kernel with the following flags turned on,
    > - devfs turned on,
    > - the input core module,
    > - the input core's keyboard and mouse modules
    > - the input core's event modules
    > The kernel compiles fine. However, during boot process, everything
    > under the /var/* and several device mounts were marked as read-only
    > and thus the kernel fails to boot. I tried to set the devfs=nomount
    > as its boot parameter. It didn't help either.

    Sounds like filesystem corruption. Can you boot singleuser
    and run fsck?
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