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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.12-git
    On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:54:03PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Greg KH <> wrote:
    > >
    > > Just in time for a July release, here's a patch series that removes
    > > devfs from the kernel tree as promised.
    > Whimper.

    Heh, you said you wanted me to merge my stuff before yours :)

    > Maybe we should cook this in -mm for a bit, get a feeling for how many
    > users hate us, and how much?

    There might be some complaints. But I doubt they would be from anyone
    running a -mm tree as those people kind of know the current status of
    things in the kernel. There have been numerous warnings as to the fact
    that this was going away, and I waited a _year_ to do this.

    Also, no disto uses devfs only (gentoo is close, but offers users udev
    and a static /dev also.)

    > patches/areca-raid-linux-scsi-driver-fix.patch
    > patches/areca-raid-linux-scsi-driver.patch

    Shouldn't be hard

    > patches/bk-ide-dev.patch
    > patches/git-input.patch
    > patches/git-mtd.patch
    > patches/git-ocfs.patch

    Merging will fix these

    > patches/git-scsi-misc-drivers-scsi-chc-remove-devfs-stuff.patch

    Sounds like you can drop this :)

    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-02-tty.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-03-input.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-05-sound.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-06-block.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-07-char.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-08-ieee1394.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-09-scsi.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-11-drivers.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-class-12-the_rest.patch
    > patches/gregkh-driver-ipmi-class_simple-fixes.patch
    > patches/gregkh-i2c-i2c-config_cleanup-01.patch

    I'll handle these

    > patches/kdump-accessing-dump-file-in-linear-raw-format.patch

    Should be easy.

    > patches/linus.patch

    Not relevant :)

    > patches/md-add-interface-for-userspace-monitoring-of-events.patch
    > patches/md-optimised-resync-using-bitmap-based-intent-logging.patch
    > patches/post-halloween-doc.patch
    > patches/st-warning-fix.patch

    Again, shouldn't be that hard.

    So there are probably 7 patches that need to get rediffed. In your
    normal merges, I can't see that being all that difficult :)

    Or I can wait until you go next. I didn't want these patches in the -mm
    tree as they would have caused you too much work to keep up to date and
    not conflict with anything else due to the size of them.


    greg k-h
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