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    SubjectRe: DevFS vs. udev
    On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 06:38:20PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

    > And yes, there are architectural/cleanliness issues with devfs. In 2.5
    > Adam Richter totally reinventing devfs's internals, basing it around the
    > ramfs infrastructure. If we elect to retain devfs in 2.8 then that effort
    > should be resurrected.

    Switching internals to ramfs won't be enough, though. There are problems
    with devfs API that can't be solved by work on internals - lifetime rules
    for devfs nodes make no sense. Take a look at the insertion/removal
    primitives and think of the lifetime rules they create for directories and
    user-created nodes. _That_ is independent from the way you implement
    the internals (and sanitized version of the interface won't fit into
    use of ramfs, BTW).
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