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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.68-bk1 crash in devfs_remove() for defpts files
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


Martin Schlemmer

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