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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 :)


    greg k-h
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