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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.68-bk1 crash in devfs_remove() for defpts files
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On Thu, 2003-04-24 at 09:57, Grzegorz Jaskiewicz wrote:

> Well, if you will read my post - i am trying to use _ONLY_ devfs,
> without any demons.

Ok, missed that.

> Those demons are provided just to keep backward
> compatbility (at least this is my opinion) and can be used without them.
>

Well, not really. Yes, it does support the compat symlinks, etc, but
you can do much more with devfsd than just that. Setting the
permissions/ownership on node registration, autoloading of modules
if a node is accessed, etc is just a few.

> i don't like personaly any ideas about udevfs and others. We should get
> rid of min/maj nr of each device becouse each single program uses device
> by name indeed ! Having just devfs solves many problems and is very good
> thing. But, again - without any userspace demons.
>

See above.

> Linus was always trying kernel as simple as it is possible, well - imho
> devfs is just one step forward to make it even simpler but without
> removing any of it functionality.
>

I guess you could see the management of devfs being done in userspace
(devfsd) as keeping kernel side simple :P


Regards,

--
Martin Schlemmer


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