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SubjectRe: 64-bit kdev_t - just for playing

On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> However, there are significant hurdles to implementing this tool:
> - defining an adequately powerful file format to define the desired naming policy

The kernel only exports information, which you can get from sysfs. This
will unlikely become a requirement for 2.6, so how this done can still
change a bit.

> - getting the tool to run _both_ in early-userspace and real-userspace
> environments, using the _same_ policy file (or copies thereof)

Early-userspace is not that much of a problem, as it only has to map
the device information from sysfs to a device name. The required
configuration file can be quite simple, every device has a list of
properties, which closely resembles sysfs (one property == one value).

bye, Roman

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