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    SubjectDevfs, was Re: Migrating to larger numbers
    On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Alan Cox wrote:


    > but if you're using devfs why would you ever need to do the above? Devfs

    You dont have any choice. NFS says "it happens".

    > No need to mount /dev over nfs anymore.

    You have to handle NFSv3 serving to non Linux clients. And as I said the
    obvious approach is to lie and claim to be using 12:20


    i think we're mixing up the pov of /dev/ for the server and then for
    the client in the same argument.

    for a linux client with devfs, it doesn't need to nfs mount any /dev,
    it's builtin like /proc. a server can export a standard filesystem
    type /dev over nfs to clients, irregardless of what kind of /dev it's
    using.

    So where's the problem? Also, AFAIK, the split thing is transparent
    to devfs. (maybe richard can confirm this).

    devfs is a good thing. I and all the rest who have tried it and use
    it regularly think so. It's compatible, it's clean, it eliminates
    /dev admin maintenance. And it works really well.

    When will it be included? And if there are problems to it's
    inclusion, what are they, so that a solution can be found.

    regards,
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    Paul Jakma
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