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From: Andrey Borzenkov <>
To: Martin Schlemmer <>
Subject: Re: devfsd/2.6.0-test1
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:17:32 +0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

>> Agreed, it should. However, the last version I pulled had zero support for
>> probeall, and more importantly for probe, which is somewhat harder to do
>> cleanly without having to rewrite the config file for each kernel you
>> boot.
> Well, it implements probeall in another fashion.  Also, you might
> try /sbin/generate-modprobe.conf to convert a modules.conf to
> modprobe.conf syntax.

modprobe.conf syntax is easy to implement but unfortunately PITA to use. 
Exactly probe and probeall have been very helful in tracking module 
dependencies. Now you have arbitrary shell line that is near to impossible to 
parse in general.

I added half-hearted support to mkinitrd and initscripts for Mandrake but it 
will never be complete given the current situation.

Also I fixed devfsd to correctly use modprobe.devfs or modules.devfs depending 
on which kernel it runs on; patch has been sent both to lkml and devfs list 
and is included in current Mandrake devfsd.

actually adding probe and probeall is trivial enough, I did not want to base 
Mandrake packages on that to avoid incompatibility.

> Also, read the threads on the list about udev/hotplug - apparently
> devfsd is going out ...

as long as you have memory-based /dev you need devfsd even if it is called 


             reply	other threads:[~2003-07-20 17:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-20 17:17 Andrey Borzenkov [this message]
2003-07-20 22:48 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-21 11:09   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Rusty Russell
2003-07-21 14:36   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Greg KH
2003-07-21 14:52     ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-21 15:02       ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Greg KH
     [not found] <>
2003-07-18 10:49 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-17  9:17 devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
2003-07-17 10:02 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Thierry Vignaud
2003-07-17 11:07   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
2003-07-17 12:10 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-17 22:39   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Bill Davidsen
2003-07-20 16:27     ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-23 21:28       ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 bill davidsen

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