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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.12-git
On 07/18/05 10:12:29PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> Something's wondering me, though:
> FreeBSD "just" (5.0) introduced devfs, so either they are behind The Facts
> (see udev FAQ), or devfs (anylinux/anybsd) is not so bad after all.

There's not much to wonder about here, the basic idea of devfs is a good
one which is why udev was written. The problems expressed on lkml about
devfs were with that specifically implementation, if a better
implementation had been merged originally udev might have never been
created. I really doubt FreeBSD took the Linux devfs code and integrated it
with their kernel, so the fact that FreeBSD is using a devfs now simply
means they like the idea of a dynamic /dev as well.

> Jan Engelhardt

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