Re: [PATCH 19/62] Driver-Core: devtmpfs - remove EXPERIMENTAL and enable it by default

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 15:21:59 EST

Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 06:46, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Greg, please shut down people like Kay that want to enable something by
>> default. We want a _minimal_ Âworking config, not a maximal. If somebody
>> has a distro that needs this, they can enable it _then_. Not "let's try to
>> make people enable it whether they need it or not, because they _might_".
>> Because "might need it" is simply not good enough. A "must have" is the
>> only reason to do 'default y'.
> No problem, if that's he rule, then let's drop the "y". I always
> understood the defaults as the "usually needed to bring up a box"
> setting. We had this discussion already with Arjan who stated the same
> as you, but we kid of missed to take action on that, sorry.
> For the "must have", we will not be able to bootup the upcoming Ubuntu
> and openSUSE development distros without it, not sure about Fedora,
> the support is there, but it might still work without it. Some smaller
> distros also already depend on it.

Is this a case of the initial ramdisks won't work, or have you removed
support from udev to create device nodes?

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