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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://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/devfs-2.6.git/
> > or if master.kernel.org hasn't synced up yet:
> > master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/devfs-2.6.git/
> >
> > I've posted all of these patches before, but if people really want to look at them, they can be found at:
> > http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/gregkh-05-devfs/
> >
> > 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 A note like "devfs was superseded by udev since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.

cu
Adrian

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