Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Patrick Mochel (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 14:47:32 EST

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Thunder from the hill wrote:

> Hi,
> > > > /driverfs/root/pci0/00:1f.4/usb_bus/000/
> > /driverfs/class/ide/
> > /driverfs/root/pci0/07.2/
> > /driverfs/class/ide/0/
> > /driverfs/class/ide/0/2
> Why not fixing devfs for that? My root directory is messed up enough. We
> have dev, proc, tmp, ...

For one, I am of the camp that believes devfs is unfixable.

For two, where driverfs is mounted is irrelevant: /driverfs, /sys,
/proc/bus are all valid places.

Besides, who cares what's in /? You have /home, which is all that really
matters, no?

> We might have /dev/driver or such, which doesn't make the root directory
> any fuller. (And also not to disturb the newbies any further. It's hard a
> lot to explain to a windows user why he can't remove /proc and /dev, and
> what this is supposed to be.)

So don't give them root access. Or, explain to them that they're magic,
like the pagefile.sys file. :)


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