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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 15:37:55 -0800
Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 02:09:47PM -0500, Bob wrote:
> > William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> >
> > >On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 03:36:26PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>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
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >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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