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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
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Andreas Jellinghaus <aj@dungeon.inka.de> writes:

> maybe add this to the faq?
>
> Q: devfs did load drivers when someone tried to open() a non existing
> device. will sysfs/hotplug/udev do this?
>
> A: there is no need to.

I never like it when the answer is "you don't want to do this". It
makes me think of a certain Redmond based company.

> hotplug/sysfs/udev will create devices for all hardware supported by
> the kernel and the available modules. it will do that during boot
> up, and whenever new hardware is added. so you can expect all
> devices be already present, no need for a devfs like mechanism.

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Måns Rullgård
mru@kth.se

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