Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Patrick Mochel (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 13:44:38 EST

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:

> Patrick Mochel writes:
> > Oh, and it's with a modern, clean filesystem, 1/5 the size of devfs.
> The size argument is not an issue. I've already said that devfs will
> shrink a lot once I move tree management from my own code to the VFS.

I agree 100%. However, I think that move will be very painful. I tried to
do it a couple of months ago, and there were so many interdependencies and
oddities that I gave up after about 6 hours.

> At that point devfs will mostly be:
> - an API
> - a way fo supporting the devfsd protocol.

I argue that you shouldn't need a separate daemon. We already have the
/sbin/hotplug interface. It's simple and sweet. We shouldn't need to rely
on an entirely separate daemon.


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