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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/13] devtmpfs patches
    On Sat, May 09, 2009 at 05:10:24PM +0200, Fabio Comolli wrote:
    > Hi.
    > On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    > > Here's the latest version of the devtmpfs patch, broken up into 13
    > > different patches to make it easier to review and merge properly.
    > >
    > > This series does the following:
    > >  - creates a new callback within the driver core to allow drivers and
    > >    subsystems to provide a name for their subsystem to properly reflect
    > >    what userspace should use for their device nodes.  This allows for
    > >    things like the sound/ and input/ subdirectories to be properly told
    > >    to userspace.  Note these names and subdirectories are the ones that
    > >    have been used for years, and are standardized across all
    > >    distributions and synced up with the LANANA naming scheme which is
    > >    specified by LSB.  We aren't creating anything new here.
    > >  - fills in the callbacks by the various subsystems that need to define
    > >    it, including the misc device layer.  This is the majority of the
    > >    patches in the series.
    > >  - adds the devtmpfs core code.  Description of what this is, why it is
    > >    needed, and how it works is within this patch.
    > >
    > > All of these patches have been tested for a number of weeks now in
    > > SuSE's kernel trees and have proved to increase boot time a measurable
    > > ammount (a few seconds at the very least)
    > Well, guess you meant the opposite ;-)

    Heh, yes, sorry about that. It makes booting faster :)


    greg k-h
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