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SubjectRe: devfs patch v3

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998 22:59:55 -0800 (PST), H. Peter Anvin wrote:

>> On 11 Jan 1998 19:00:30 GMT, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> >> If it hasen't been brought up I here by throw it into the loop. (I'll
>> start
>> >> following this thread from now on)
>> >>
>> >
>> >There has been a problem (scsidev, I think) to do this in user-space
>> >for a long time...
>> The problem with this it is SCSI only and it doesn't help you if
>> you move your boot partitions or reorder the partitions surrounding it.
>> (Not to mention the other problems with the current system)
>Not if you put it on initrd.

As the guy that just added some new initrd features, which makes it much
easier to deal with (as does your syslinux ; > ), I'll be the first
to say I don't feel this is reasonable. What would you do? Play with images
or archives everytime there needs to be a boot change? I personally don't
even like having to run LILO with every kernel change.

Something like this seems more like a Q&D hack instead of doing it
right. MHO

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