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SubjectRe: udev and devfs - The final word
On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 16:45, Tommi Virtanen wrote:

> Let me try to rephrase Nathan's question more explicitly.
> If user policy decides all naming, how does the kernel parse e.g.
> root=/dev/foo arguments? Or the swap partition to use for swsuspend?

Oh. That has always been a hack, ala name_to_dev_t().

We will have to continue doing that hack so long as those users are in
the kernel proper (and not early user-space, for example).

Rob Love

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