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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: User-space System Device Enumation (uSDE)
On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 03:30:30PM +0100, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> ---cut---

Sweet shell script, nice job.

> So udev is 99% overhead?

To you, sure, it might be. Don't use it then, I'm not forcing anyone.

> > SDE: 57328 lines
> > udev: 9090 lines
> shell script: 41 lines

Hm, how about the size of bash?

> > that udev is suffering from "lack of maintainability and bloat" if you
> > really want :)
>
> bloat. lots of bloat. what is that tdb database for?
> filesystems are persistent. if you want to save space,
> create a tar file :-)

Sweet, and then run everything on a in-ram compress filesystem just to
save that precious disk space.

> > p.s. yes, I know lines of code is a horrible metric, and doesn't really
> > mean squat. I just want to point out the huge size difference between
> > the current state of udev and SDE, with pretty much identical
> > functionality from what I can tell.
>
> I agree. lines of codes is a horrible metric, and comparing a shell
> script that uses many external commands to a c application with
> everything build is makes absolutely no sense. but I wonder why
> the off the shelf machine needs a c applications, if all those
> external commands are installed anyway.

Remember, userspace is just a load test for the kernel, who really needs
applications anyway.

</sarcasm>

greg k-h
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