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Subject[PATCH] mark devfs obsolete
The person listed as maintainer hasn't touched it for alomost a year
and after that only some odd fixes and my interface fixes went it.

With udev we also have a proper replacement.


--- 1.166/MAINTAINERS Thu Aug 14 21:17:45 2003
+++ edited/MAINTAINERS Sat Aug 16 11:56:20 2003
@@ -558,10 +558,7 @@
S: Maintained

DEVICE FILESYSTEM
-P: Richard Gooch
-M: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
-L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
-S: Maintained
+S: Obsolete

DIGI INTL. EPCA DRIVER
P: Digi International, Inc
--- 1.28/fs/Kconfig Thu Aug 14 02:20:32 2003
+++ edited/fs/Kconfig Sat Aug 16 12:03:57 2003
@@ -762,7 +762,7 @@
programs depend on this, so everyone should say Y here.

config DEVFS_FS
- bool "/dev file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+ bool "/dev file system support (OBSOLETE)"
depends on EXPERIMENTAL
help
This is support for devfs, a virtual file system (like /proc) which
@@ -780,6 +780,13 @@
Note that devfs no longer manages /dev/pts! If you are using UNIX98
ptys, you will also need to enable (and mount) the /dev/pts
filesystem (CONFIG_DEVPTS_FS).
+
+ Note that devfs has been obsoleted by udev,
+ <http://http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/>.
+ It has been striped down to a bare minimum and is only provided for
+ legacy installations that use it's naming scheme which is
+ unfortunately different from the names normal Linux installations
+ use.

If unsure, say N.

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