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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: herbert@13thfloor.at
Cc: arvidjaar@mail.ru, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH][2.5.74] devfs lookup deadlock/stack corruption combined patch
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 18:26:20 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030708182620.590edd06.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20030709012014.GA19777@www.13thfloor.at>

Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 09:49:17PM +0400, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> > 
> > I do not want to sound like it has to be ignored - but devfs code is so messy 
> > that no trivial fix exists that would not make code even more messy. So I 
> 
> sorry to interrupt, but wasn't there an ongoing
> efford to replace the devfs with smalldevfs or 
> something even better? *hint*
> 

Yes, but

a) It didn't have a compatible solution for the legacy device names
   (/dev/hda, etc).  Could have been fixed up in userspace but the work was
   not done.

b) Certain parties youknowwhoyouare seem to have been stricken by smalldevfs
   amnesia.

I'm hoping that smalldevfs comes back.  The current thing is a running
sore.


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-09  1:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <E198K0q-000Am8-00.arvidjaar-mail-ru@f23.mail.ru>
     [not found] ` <Pine.LNX.4.55.0304231157560.1309@marabou.research.att.com>
     [not found]   ` <Pine.LNX.4.55.0305050005230.1278@marabou.research.att.com>
2003-07-06 17:06     ` [PATCH][2.5.73] stack corruption in devfs_lookup Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-06 19:03       ` Andrew Morton
     [not found]         ` <20030706175405.518f680d.akpm@osdl.org>
2003-07-07 19:06           ` [PATCH][2.5.74] devfs lookup deadlock/stack corruption combined patch Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-07 21:00             ` Andrew Morton
2003-07-08 17:49               ` Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-09  1:20                 ` Herbert Poetzl
2003-07-09  1:26                   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2003-07-09  2:09                     ` Herbert Poetzl
2003-07-09 10:34                       ` Thierry Vignaud
2003-07-07 21:41             ` Pavel Roskin
2003-07-26 14:58         ` [PATCH][2.6.0-test1] redesign - stack corruption in devfs_lookup Andrey Borzenkov

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