Re: [OT] devfs is obsolete, but dbus/hald/ivman does not spend more resources at boot time?

From: Gustavo Guillermo Pérez
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 17:26:49 EST

El Martes, 18 de Julio de 2006 12:59, escribió:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 12:11:31PM -0500, Gustavo Guillermo P?rez wrote:
> > I was used to mount devfs in a separate folder, to search for a ZISO file
> > on hard drives or DVD/CD units in my boot ram rescue disks, and Gentoo
> > live DVD, in last kernel versions devfs still there but not anymore in
> > config, we still able to use it, touching some files.
> >
> > Just to know ?How many releases will still there?
> devfs has been fully removed from the kernel for 2.6.18, but had been
> disabled and really not working at all since 2.6.13, which has been for
> a year now.
True, but for hard drives and CD units works fine
> > How do you a search for drives with hald/dbus at boot time on a ramdisk
> > it is not more complex?!?!?!.
> What exactly are you trying to do? Look at /sys/block/ for all block
> devices in the system.
Yes there are the block devices and partitions but I'm not sure if removable=1
means CDROM...
> If you want to do it in a more portable and cross-OS way, use HAL, and ask
> those developers on how to do it.
I guess, ok, I'll give a try to hal, and I see I can use too
the /sys/block/*/dev info to make nodes, and would be the same, cause is just
for probing media and looking for a big file with the system, when the system
is found, dbus/hal/ivman take scene.
> thanks,
Thanks to you.
> greg k-h

Gustavo Guillermo Pérez
Compunauta uLinux
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