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SubjectRe: cerberus errors on 2.4.19 (ide dma related)
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On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 18:41, Andrew Rodland wrote:
> On 18 Aug 2002 14:29:23 -0400
> Ed Sweetman <safemode@speakeasy.net> wrote:
>
> > I know i have no device nodes. I removed them all before installing
> > devfs.
>
> Well then you have no device nodes without devfs. D'uh? :)
>
> > the devfs documentation says it doesn't need to have devfs
> > mounted to work, but this doesn't seem to be true at all.
>
> No, the devfs documentation says that it is "safe" to have devfs
> compiled in and not use it -- you will just use the standard /dev. It
> does not imply in any way that you will be using devfs if you don't
> mount it, it says that if you choose _not_ to use devfs, then it will be
> able to fall cleanly back to standard /dev. In other words,
> CONFIG_DEVFS_FS provides the _ability_ to use devfs, not a
> _requirement_.
>
> That's all it says.
> To assume that it means anything else would be incredibly silly.

ok, so that's over and done with. It's not the topic of the thread and
i've already fixed things a while ago.

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