Re: [PATCH] delete devfs

From: Deepak Saxena
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 13:17:09 EST

On Jul 21 2004, at 17:19, Jesse Stockall was caught saying:
> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 10:52, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > And as Lars points out, the code is unmaintained, unused, and buggy.
> > All good reasons to rip out it out at any moment in time.
> Unused? Since when does every Linux user use a vendor supplied kernel? I
> have no use for devfs, never used it in the past, and I'm a happy udev
> user now, but that doesn't change the fact that there are many devfs
> users out there.

If the devfs user community really wants to keep using devfs, they can
volunteer to maintain it as a separate project & patch.

> What does this gain us right now?

A single maintained solution/implementation for a given problem in the
main tree. This is a good thing.


Deepak Saxena - dsaxena at plexity dot net -

"Unlike me, many of you have accepted the situation of your imprisonment and
will die here like rotten cabbages." - Number 6
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