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SubjectRe: udev and devfs - The final word
On Wednesday, Dec 31, 2003, at 15:52 US/Central, Tommi Virtanen wrote:
> I think devfs names are accepted as root= arguments, so that's a bit of
> a loss.. with udev, your /dev and your root= are equal only if you
> follow the standard naming.
> For root=, I can see how early userspace can move that to userspace.
> But what about swsuspend?
> Are there any more kernel options taking file names? I think now would
> be a good time to stop adding more of them :)

"console=" takes driver-supplied names which usually happen to match
/dev node names. For example, drivers/serial/8250.c names itself
"ttyS", so "console=ttyS0" will end up going to that driver, regardless
of the state of /dev.

I'm not saying that's good or bad, but what's the alternative?

Hollis Blanchard
IBM Linux Technology Center

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