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SubjectRe: [PATCH] delete devfs
On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 05:19:42PM -0400, Jesse Stockall wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 10:52, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > And as Lars points out, the code is unmaintained, unused, and buggy.
> > All good reasons to rip out it out at any moment in time.
>
> Unused? Since when does every Linux user use a vendor supplied kernel? I
> have no use for devfs, never used it in the past, and I'm a happy udev
> user now, but that doesn't change the fact that there are many devfs
> users out there.
>
> What does this gain us right now?

It fixes an obviously broken chunk of code that is not maintained by
_anyone_. And it will clean up all device drivers a _lot_ to have this
gone, which will benifit everyone in the long run.

As for "right now"? Why not? I'm just embracing the new development
model of the kernel :)

thanks,

greg k-h
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