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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/13] devtmpfs patches
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    Hi.

    On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
    > Here's the latest version of the devtmpfs patch, broken up into 13
    > different patches to make it easier to review and merge properly.
    >
    > This series does the following:
    >  - creates a new callback within the driver core to allow drivers and
    >    subsystems to provide a name for their subsystem to properly reflect
    >    what userspace should use for their device nodes.  This allows for
    >    things like the sound/ and input/ subdirectories to be properly told
    >    to userspace.  Note these names and subdirectories are the ones that
    >    have been used for years, and are standardized across all
    >    distributions and synced up with the LANANA naming scheme which is
    >    specified by LSB.  We aren't creating anything new here.
    >  - fills in the callbacks by the various subsystems that need to define
    >    it, including the misc device layer.  This is the majority of the
    >    patches in the series.
    >  - adds the devtmpfs core code.  Description of what this is, why it is
    >    needed, and how it works is within this patch.
    >
    > All of these patches have been tested for a number of weeks now in
    > SuSE's kernel trees and have proved to increase boot time a measurable
    > ammount (a few seconds at the very least)

    Well, guess you meant the opposite ;-)


    > on both traditional systems
    > (servers / desktops) as well as on netbooks using a non-SuSE based
    > userspace infrastructure.
    >
    > This feature also allows rescue systems to work properly by allowing
    > systems to boot into /bin/bash with full access to all of their device
    > nodes.  It is also a big win on embedded systems with no local users yet
    > they need to provide dynamic names as their hardware configuration can
    > be changed by external forces.
    >
    > All of the previous objections to this patch series seems to have been
    > properly addressed, but as always, comments are welcome, just make them
    > substantial please :)
    >
    > These patches are now in the driver-core git tree of quilt patches.
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > greg k-h
    >
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