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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Oh, _that_ one. <shrug> pass rootname=driver!name (or whatever syntax
> > you prefer) to the kernel and call do_mount() instead of sys_mknod() in
> > prepare_namespace() (rootfs patch). BFD.
> Yet another 2.5 project. If Linus wants to go play with name driven devices
> and you want to help him great, but if he'd care to put out
> linux-2.5.0.tar.gz _before_ starting that would be good for all of us

Frankly, I'd love to see 2.4.5-pre2 before June ;-)

BTW, rootfs is backwards-compatible - all setups that used to work still
do. And yes, it includes devfs/nfs-root/initrd without linuxrc/initrd
with linuxrc that terminates/initrd with linuxrc that execs init/loading
ramdisk from floppies, etc. Testing was a bitch ;-/

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