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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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