Re: [PATCH] delete devfs

From: Matt Porter
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 11:14:57 EST

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 02:49:53AM -0400, Greg KH wrote:
> Also, everyone please, consider these points about the current devfs
> code:
> - it is unmaintained, and has been for years.
> - it contains known bugs (race conditions), that are pretty much
> unsolvable with the current architecture of the code, that
> have been pointed out many times, for years.
> - there is almost no functionality that devfs provides that is
> not provided with udev[1]
> - no distro supports devfs

Minor nit: this is not true, maybe if you are talking only about
desktop/server distros. MontaVista Linux 3.1 uses devfs by default.

However, with udev devfs compatibility it easy for that distro
to migrate users IMHO. So, let's apply this patch so mvista doesn't
ship another release with devfs. :)

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