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    SubjectRe: DEVFSv50 and /dev/fb? (or /dev/fb/? ???)
    On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

    > My preference would be to store the inodes in the filesystem. If you're
    > going to be using a user mode daemon anyway, as you've suggested in
    > other mail messages, then let's define a well-defined interface for the
    > kernel to notify the user mode daemon that new devices has apeeared
    > (either at boot time or due to a PCMCIA/USB/1384 device getting
    > inserted), so that the user mode daemon can create the devices as
    > necessary.

    Do we even need a daemon running all the time? We've just changed
    module handling so that module requests simply invoke modprobe
    directly rather than using a kludgy communication method with
    kerneld. Is there something to be learned here?


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