Re: [PATCH] integrate driverfs and devfs (2.5.28)

From: Greg KH (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 18:19:15 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 02:26:35AM -0400, Rob Landley wrote:
> So what's root_dev_names in init/do_mounts.c? If a default naming policy is
> so unacceptably evil, is that being removed in 2.5 and everybody being told
> to use major/minor for the root device?

Yes. Well no. We can't break backwards compatibility with userspace
like this. So things like root device naming will have to live on for a

> By the way, why doesn't imposing consistent predefined major/minor numbers
> (0x0301 instead of "hda1") count as "policy"? I'm honestly curious...

It does. I want to get rid of it too :) But that's still a ways away...


greg k-h
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