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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
Witukind wrote:

>On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 15:37:55 -0800
>Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
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>>On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 02:09:47PM -0500, Bob wrote:
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>>>William Lee Irwin III wrote:
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>>>>On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 03:36:26PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
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>>>>>Whats the general feeling about devfs now? I remember Christoph
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>and >others making some nasty remarks about it 6months ago or so,
>>>>but later >noted christoph doing some slashing and burning thereof.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Is it 'nice' yet?
>>>>>Andrew Walrond
>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>I would say it's deprecated at the very least. sysfs and udev are
>>>>supposed to provide equivalent functionality, albeit by a somewhat
>>>>different mechanism.
>>>>
>>>>
>
>>From the udev FAQ:
>
>Q: But udev will not automatically load a driver if a /dev node is opened
> when it is not present like devfs will do.
>A: If you really require this functionality, then use devfs. It is still
> present in the kernel.
>
>Will it have this 'equivalent functionality' some day?
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Shouldn't hotplug handle it?

hotplug and udev and sysfsutils are together at
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug
so hotplug is part of the sysfs and udev program.

-Bob D

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