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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 03:23:42PM +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:

> Devtmpfs lets the kernel create a tmpfs very early at kernel
> initialization, before any driver core device is registered. Every
> device with a major/minor will have a device node created in this
> tmpfs instance. After the rootfs is mounted by the kernel, the
> populated tmpfs is mounted at /dev. In initramfs, it can be moved to
> the manually mounted root filesystem before /sbin/init is executed.

Why can't the initramfs create /dev and populate it?

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