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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Artop update
Franz Sirl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> finally I was able to test the new driver and except for the "return 0 instead
> of dev-irq" typo all was fine. I added a few minor changes based on the
> discussion with Vojtech though.

Hey cool!

> The hunk to main.c is needed to be able to boot with DEVFS enabled.

Better just don't do devfs :-). But anyway...

Well I'm planing to add kernel version tagging of fstab line enties
to util-linux. This seems to be the only way to make major/minor
transitions (and the more I think about it the more I'm convinced
that they will be unevitable at some not so distant point in time!)

Something along the lines of:

cat /etc/fstab:

/dev/hdc / ext3 v2.4,defaults 1 1
/dev/sda1
/ ext3 v2.5,defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
# /dev/loop1 /mnt/1 auto noauto,owner 0 0
# /dev/loop2 /mnt/2 auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0


Would be *very* convenient for this purpose and solve 99.9999% percent
of portability problems. Well the above syntax may be the esiest to
imeplement however the below syntax would be perhaps more palatable:
2.5:/dev/sda1
/ ext3 ....
Opinnions?

perhaps a similar adjustments would be required for the kernel root parameter of
course.

With something along
root=2.5:/dev/sda1,2.4:/dev/hdc
one could be living with... The respecive kernel would just pick the entry
which is matching it's version and be fine.

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