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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.12-git
Mike Bell <kernel@mikebell.org> wrote:
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> On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 08:10:19AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > 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.
>
> I use -mm and I'm complaining.

Thanks!

> It breaks a lot of my embedded setups which have read-only storage only
> and thus need /dev on devfs or tmpfs.

Well that's quite a problem. We're certainly causing people such as
yourself to take on quite a lot of work. But on the other hand we do want
the kernel to progress sanely, and that sometimes involves taking things
out.

I don't have enough info to know whether the world would be a better place
if we keep devfs, remove devfs or remove devfs even later on. I don't
think anyone knows, which is why we're taking this little
disable-it-and-see-who-shouts approach.
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