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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.16
On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 08:15:22AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 00:58 +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 01:23:38PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > > They are the same "delete devfs" patches that I submitted for 2.6.12 and
> > > 2.6.13 and 2.6.14 and 2.6.15. It rips out all of devfs from the kernel
> > > and ends up saving a lot of space. Since 2.6.13 came out, I have seen
> > > no complaints about the fact that devfs was not able to be enabled
> > > anymore, and in fact, a lot of different subsystems have already been
> > > deleting devfs support for a while now, with apparently no complaints
> > > (due to the lack of users.)
> >
> > I'm an occasional user. I'm just able to add a config entry by hand.
> >
> > Devfs for block devices is required for the fedora core 3 install
> > kernel.
>
> that is not true; Fedora Core 3 does not even have devfs enabled, and
> neither RHL nor FC has shipped devfsd like forever
>
> FC3 uses udev

The _install_ kernel does not use udev. It uses a mix of static /dev
and whatever it is which creates the block devices, but after checking
is not devfs after all, sorry about the mistake.

OG.

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