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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 02:03:42PM +0100, Maciej Zenczykowski wrote:
> > > > Am I wrong ?
> > > No, you are correct. That's why I'm not really worried about this, and
> > > I don't think anyone else should be either.
> You are of course totally wrong

Oh, ok. I'll just go back to writing code instead of arguing...

> - just because a device is present in the system doesn't mean that
> it's kernel modules are loaded

No, but one could argue that it should :)

> - for example my floppy is always present in the system, but I access
> it like once a month or so

Then, when you want to access it, a simple 'modprobe floppy' would work
for you, right?

Anyway, I'm not going to drag this thread out anymore. If you want to
use devfs, do it. Just realize that it is an obsolete kernel feature
and is marked for probable removal in 2.7. It also has known bad
problems that could cause your machine to lock up. Use it at your own
risk, you have been warned...

greg k-h
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