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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.12-git

    >Greg KH writes:
    >> I do care about this, please don't think that. But here's my reasoning
    >> for why it needs to go:
    >[...]
    >> - original developer of devfs has publicly stated udev is a
    >> replacement.
    >
    >Well, that's news to me!

    What is more news to me:
    ( http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev-FAQ )
    Q: Why was devfs marked OBSOLETE if udev is not finished yet?
    A: To quote Al Viro (Linux VFS kernel maintainer):
    ==> - the devfs maintainer/author disappeared and stoped maintaining the code

    So, if you allow the question, where [t.h.] have you been in the meantime?

    >> - clutter and mess
    >In the eye of the beholder.
    It's kernel code - I think the point is valid.

    >> - code is broken and unfixable
    >No proof. Never say never...

    *thumbs up* You could just become the maintainer of ndevfs. :)


    Something's wondering me, though:
    FreeBSD "just" (5.0) introduced devfs, so either they are behind The Facts
    (see udev FAQ), or devfs (anylinux/anybsd) is not so bad after all.



    Jan Engelhardt
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