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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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