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Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> writes:

>> > > What am I supposed to do, starting to use mknod again? Uggggh...
>> >
>> > Provide me with a kernel name to devfs name mapping file so that I can
>> > create a "devfs like" udev config file for people who happen to like
>> > that naming scheme.
>>
>> It seems that we have a bit of misunderstanding here.
>>
>> I just don't want to go back to /dev being actually placed on
>> real, on-disk fs.
>>
>> I won't mind if naming scheme will change as long
>> as device names start with '/dev/' and appear
>> there (semi-)automagically. That's what I call devfs.
>> If udev can do this, I am all for that.
>
> udev can do this. Is there some documentation that you read that has
> suggested otherwise?

It's been my understanding that udev creates device nodes in a regular
filesystem. If this is the case, things like unclean reboots will
leave stale files behind. It will also not be easy to
bootstrap. Correct me if am wrong.

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Måns Rullgård
mru@users.sf.net

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