Re: Patch: Remove devfs from 2.6.13

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 18:55:59 EST

On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 01:45:44PM -0400, Mathieu Therrien, VE2TMQ wrote:
> Hello every one!&nbsp; I read this document : <a
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> but I don't understand the reason to remove devfs from the kernel
> selection.&nbsp;

Please search the archives for the reasons why. In short:
- It had unfixable bugs.
- It was unmaintained for many years.
- It has been marked OBSOLETE for about 1 1/2 years
- It has been documented that it would be removed for over a
- It puts naming policy into the kernel, where it is not needed.
- It is not LSB compliant.
- there are numerous userspace solutions that do the same thing,
in much better ways.


greg k-h
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