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SubjectRe: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]
On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> For one, driverfs can be made mandatory. Sure we could do the same for
> devfs, but there are probably an army of people who don't want
> a mandatory devfs.

but devfs internally is a driver API for registering stuff. it can be
made mandatory without requiring the user-side interface, ie /dev dir,
to be mandatory.

(indeed, i dont mount devfs on /dev).

obviously devfs must also be made to pass Al's goodness-o-meter. :)

in terms of the kernel interface it'd be daft to have multiple device
registration interfaces.

--paulj

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