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SubjectRe: Poor floppy performance in kernel 2.4.10
Alexander Viro writes:
> On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Alain Knaff wrote:
> > Good. But then, what's the point of devfs=only ? I assumed this was
>
> Ask Richard. Maybe you will be able to get a straight answer. I
> hadn't...

IIRC that I've told you this already. Here it is again: devfs=only
serves as a way of enforcing that the devfs entry->driver ops
connection is the only way of accessing a driver. It deliberately
breaks the fallback to major-table-lookup.

And it actually works now. It doesn't require massive 2.5 changes.
When I boot with devfs=only (which is always), my system still works.

Regards,

Richard....
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