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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
Måns Rullgård wrote:

> Andreas Jellinghaus <aj@dungeon.inka.de> writes:
>
>
>>maybe add this to the faq?
>>
>>Q: devfs did load drivers when someone tried to open() a non existing
>>device. will sysfs/hotplug/udev do this?
>>
>>A: there is no need to.
>
>
> I never like it when the answer is "you don't want to do this". It
> makes me think of a certain Redmond based company.
>
>
>>hotplug/sysfs/udev will create devices for all hardware supported by
>>the kernel and the available modules. it will do that during boot
>>up, and whenever new hardware is added. so you can expect all
>>devices be already present, no need for a devfs like mechanism.
>
>
No... that's MacOS.. it does everything you want it to do... if you
think otherwise, you're *wrong*, although this isn't as applicable in
MacOS X...

--Oliver

PS not meant to offend MacOS users...

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