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From: Wiktor Wodecki <>
To: Balram Adlakha <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.0-test1 devfs question
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 22:35:35 +0200	[thread overview]
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On Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 01:49:19AM +0530, Balram Adlakha wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 08:37:50PM +0200, Wiktor Wodecki wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 11:22:14PM +0530, Balram Adlakha wrote:
> > > The old naming scheme is (quite) depricated. Firstly, devfs shows only those devices which are probed (have a driver), secondly the devices are sorted in an easy to understand directory heirarchy to reduce clutter.
> > > Theres a devfs daemon called devfsd which is actually (almost) a part of a working devfs system. Using devfsd, you can autoload modules even while using devfs, and it also creates symlinks to older device name if that is specified in the /etc/devfsd.conf file.
> > > It is your choice if you want to use devfs or not, linux is all about choice. If you don't like the new naming scheme, you can edit a few lines in the devfs source and change the scheme. Or you can have devfs mounted in another place (like /dev2) and create a script which creates symlinks from /dev2 to /dev with your own preferred names, and you can edit /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to run the script on bootup.
> > > Or you can continue using the old device inodes...Some people still prefer them.
> > 
> > I understand that and I greatly appreciate the new naming scheme.
> > However it would have been nice if I could have bootet just up and look
> > at it without changing my core system files (I regard /etc/fstab as
> > core). Nevermind, I might give it another shot on a testing system.
> > 
> You won't need to update /etc/fstab if you use devfsd and its configured to create old device names in /dev...

ah! This should be placed somewhere in a FAQ or so. As I've read through
the docs this isn't mentioned anywhere. This of course solves all my
concerns about devfs. Will try it again soon.
Thanks for enlightment :-)


Wiktor Wodecki

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-07-26 20:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-25 18:53 2.6.0-test1 devfs question Balram Adlakha
2003-07-26 10:45 ` Wiktor Wodecki
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2003-07-26 20:35         ` Wiktor Wodecki [this message]
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2003-07-28  7:13 "Andrey Borzenkov" 
2003-07-28  7:22 ` Andrew Morton
2003-07-26 19:51 Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-26 20:50 ` Andrew Morton
2003-07-26 22:30   ` Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-27  8:58     ` Daniele Venzano
2003-07-25 11:08 Wiktor Wodecki
2003-07-25 11:18 ` Wiktor Wodecki
2003-07-26 11:12 ` Daniele Venzano
2003-07-26 18:25   ` Andrew Morton
2003-07-27 11:17     ` Alan Cox

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