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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Driver Core: devtmpfs - kernel-maintained tmpfs-based /dev
    On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 06:44:40 -0700
    Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:

    > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 08:56:53AM -0400, David Dillow wrote:
    > > On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 17:34 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > > > On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 08:25:27PM -0400, David Dillow wrote:
    > > > > So use Eric/Arjan's program that does it in 60ms -- you get a
    > > > > dynamic /dev, no initrd, fast boot, and no kernel changes
    > > > > required.
    > > >
    > > > Their program only handles it for a reconstruction of /dev based
    > > > on sysfs one time at boot. It does not handle things that are
    > > > added or discovered by the system after that, you need udev for
    > > > that.
    > > >
    > > > So it's a great hack for boot time stuff, but not a complete /dev
    > > > management replacement like this code can be for numerous systems.
    > >
    > > What systems would those be?
    >
    > Rescue disks, Embedded systems with no local users, servers with no
    > local users, etc. Basically anything that you are only root on, and
    > don't care about group permissions.

    you're speaking for devtmpfs; the tool we use actually does do group
    and owners.


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