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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
Hi!

> > so just to state the obvious: this code is not needed to boot fast.
> > It is mostly a workaround for having a bad initrd; if you don't use an
> > initrd, or if you use an initrd that's made with the right device nodes
> > in it already, you really just don't need this.
> >
> > I would much rather that you just fix your initrd... than to put this
> > sort of thing into the kernel....
>
> How will you solve the dynamic device numbers? They are a complete
> reality today.

Maybe dynamic device numbers are bad idea to start with?

I'd like to keep static /dev, thank you... With big enough major/minor
space (which we have today, I believe), complexity of dynamic device
numbers can and should be avoided.

Plus... this patch 'hardcoded' device names. Why not 'hardcode'
device numbers in the same way, so that static /dev keeps working?
Namespace should be big enough...

Pavel
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