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    SubjectRe: devfs to be obsloted by udev?
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    On Tue, 2003-09-02 at 21:19, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
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    > initramfs

    which seems to have been postponed to 2.7.


    > On Tuesday 02 of September 2003 16:09, Ed Sweetman wrote:
    > > It appears that devfs is to be replaced by the use of udev in the not so
    > > distant future. I'm not sure how it's supposed to replace a static /dev
    > > situaton seeing as how it is a userspace daemon. Is it not supposed to
    > > replace /dev even when it's completed? I dont see the real benefit in
    > > having two directories that basically give the same info. Right now we
    > > have something like that with proc and sysfs although not everything in
    > > proc makes sense to be in sysfs and both are virtual fs's where as /dev
    > > is a static fs on the disk that takes up space and inodes and includes
    > > way too many files that a system may not use. If udev is to take over
    > > the job of devfs, how will modules and drivers work that require device
    > > files to be present in order to work since undoubtedly the udev daemon
    > > will have to wait until the kernel is done booting before being run.
    > >
    > > I'm just not following how it is going to replace devfs and thus why
    > > devfs is being abandoned as mentioned in akpm's patchset. Or as it
    > > seems, already has been abandoned.
    >
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