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SubjectRe: small devfs patch for 2.5.65, plan to replace /sbin/hotplug
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 01:40:48AM -0800, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> There have been some devfs clean ups in the stock kernels
> since 2.5.63, so here is a patch so that people have a version
> that applies cleanly:

A bunch of comments:

- your docs mention devfs_only() buts it's gone for good now
- you removed the last users of devfs_alloc_devnum()/devfs_dealloc_devnum(),
please remove the functionality aswell (not exported anyway)
- is the conditional call to init_devfs_fs() in devfs_decode() really
nessecary? I think one explicit call to it in the early boot
process would be much better. If you don't like that at least
mark it unlikely()
- why do you raise the capablities in devfs_register() and
devfs_mk_symlink() (but not devfs_mk_dir()!). I think any driver
code actually calling that must run with raised privilegues already.
- I think renaming base.c to interf{,ace}.c is a good idea. It's
more descriptive and will make the diff a lot easier to read.

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