Re: devfsd

From: Oliver Neukum (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 02:52:33 EST

Am Freitag, 18. Juli 2003 09:44 schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 07:57:24AM +0200, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > Apart from obvious/known inefficiencies, it works fine over here :P
> >
> > Any way, if you are serious, what make you consider it broken (no,
> > not talking about personal preferences/phobias 8)
> There's unsolvable design issues in the way devfsd communication works
> (with the last two patches the holes are closed as much as possible)

Could you elaborate?

> and it's fundamentally flawed by putting device name policy into
> the kernel. And then there's of course certain implementation quality
> issues...
> We have udev now which solves what devfs tried to solve without that
> issues so people should switch to that ASAP. That doesn't mean we
> can simply rip it out because people started to rely on the non-standard
> device names, but it's use is pretty much discouraged in 2.6.

How does udev avoid these complications?
If udev doesn't have those issues, why can't they be fixed for devfsd?


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