Re: [PATCH] delete devfs

From: Martin Schlemmer
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 14:46:09 EST

On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 00:20, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > The new Debian installer requires devfs on several architectures, even
> > for 2.6 installs. That's unlikely to get changed before release.
> The Debian installer did not have a choice: until very recently udev was
> not quite up to the task and having all devices on a filesystem simply
> takes too much space. So for the next Debian release the installer will
> have to rely on devfs. But since it is based on 2.4 kernels anyway that
> isn't a problem.

IMHO, udev was realy since beginning March already - prob earlier.
Sure, some device drivers did not support it (and some still do not),
but there are others ways to get past that ...

Martin Schlemmer

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