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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.16
    On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:33:13PM +0900, Kalin KOZHUHAROV wrote:
    > 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.)
    > >
    > > It's also been over 8 months past the date when we said we would delete
    > > devfs from the kernel tree in the file,
    > > Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt, and over one and one half
    > > years since we publicly announced to the world that devfs would be
    > > removed from the kernel tree. So, I think people have had plenty of
    > > advance notice that this was going to happen by now :)
    > >
    > > Please pull from:
    > > rsync://
    > > or if hasn't synced up yet:
    > >
    > >
    > > I've posted all of these patches before, but if people really want to look at them, they can be found at:
    > >
    > >
    > > Also, if people _really_ are in love with the idea of an in-kernel
    > > devfs, I have posted a patch that does this in about 300 lines of code,
    > > called ndevfs. It is available in the archives if anyone wants to use
    > > that instead (it is quite easy to maintain that patch outside of the
    > > kernel tree, due to it only needing 3 hooks into the main kernel tree.)
    > OK, I completely agree with that, but shouldn't there be left something in
    > the Documentation at least? A note like "devfs was superseded by udev since
    > 2.6.?? and was completely removed since 2.6.??" or something along the same
    > line of thought? It will just make life easier for people finding lots of
    > old pages and HOWTOs on the Net mentioning devfs.
    > Unfortunately I couldn't find a proper place for that note...
    > Maybe a new file Documentation/filesystems/devfs.txt instead of the
    > Documentation/filesystems/devfs directory present now?

    There's already a note in Documentation/Changes.

    > Kalin.



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