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    SubjectRe: DEVFS_FS
    On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 07:06:37PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
    > On Wednesday 10 November 2004 16:03, Alexandre Costa wrote:
    > >On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:46:06 -0500 (EST), linux-os
    > >
    > ><linux-os@chaos.analogic.com> wrote:
    > >> What is the approved substitute for DEVFS_FS that is marked
    > >> obsolete?
    > >
    > >udev
    > >http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev.html
    >
    > Humm, I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with that choice. I have an
    > FC3RC5 install on an old P-II running at 233mhz, and the udev start
    > in the bootup is the slowest single thing to get started by an order
    > of magnitude.
    >
    > Can someone tell me a good reason udev wastes as much time as the post
    > does checking 383 megs of memory, which is very nearly a minute even
    > just for udev?

    It's all up to the rules you are using for udev. If you have udev rules
    that call out to scripts for every device (like I think the SuSE default
    install does), udevstart can take a long time.

    If you don't have any external dependancies, udevstart is fast.

    > If its to be used, its got to speed itself up, a LOT!.

    Please post what version of udev you are using, and what your udev rules
    file looks like.

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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