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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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