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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove broken by design and by implementation devtmpfs maintenance disaster
    On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 19:59:16 +0100
    Scott James Remnant <> wrote:

    > On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 19:47 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > > I don't really see the issue here. If Arjan doesn't want to use
    > > > devtmpfs for Moblin, he doesn't have to.
    > >
    > > my biggest objection was to the use of boot time as argument.
    > > That was and still is deceiving and false. There may be other
    > > arguments for devfs, but I'm not going to get in the middle of
    > > those. But boot time isn't it.
    > >
    > Right, I don't disagree.
    > For some distributions devtmpfs allows them to do things without
    > running udev early; we long ago restructured Ubuntu so that udev is
    > one of the first things we run, therefore don't have that particular
    > problem.
    > From my POV devtmpfs is useful because it means we can do away with
    > udev entirely in certain situations, especially the installer and
    > probably our initramfs when we need one too.
    > The "statically make /dev from /sys" tools don't help, because /dev
    > needs to be kept up to date. And udev is too heavy, or the increased
    > maintenance of having a special installer udev is too annoying, etc.

    hmmm I don't see our udev to be heavy in Moblin
    (but that is after we do the sysfs->dev step)

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