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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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