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From: Thierry Vignaud <tvignaud@mandrakesoft.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: arvidjaar@mail.ru, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH][2.5.74] devfs lookup deadlock/stack corruption combined patch
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 12:34:55 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2vfucng34.fsf@vador.mandrakesoft.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20030709020943.GA25422@www.13thfloor.at> (Herbert Poetzl's message of "Wed, 9 Jul 2003 04:09:43 +0200")

Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at> writes:

> the group using devfs, usually doesn't care about
> the 'compatibility' issue,

i disagree: distro vendors wants that compatibility.
we want both the features of devfsd+hotplug+dynamic and the
compatibility devices.

> > I'm hoping that smalldevfs comes back.  
> > The current thing is a running sore.
> 
> I'm hoping too, and I would like to see it on 2.6 as well as 2.4 ...

there's been quite some cleanups on the 2.5.x side.
maybe can we complete this work before thinking about a new system ?
(remember the kbuild2 destiny ...)

if we do not want to create a compatibility layer such as devfsd for
smalldevfs, we can still alter drivers to create /dev/hda3 instead of
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 and the like

withouth any compatibility, smalldevfs will be a pain in th *ss for
distro vendors.


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-09 10:22 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
2003-07-09  2:09                     ` Herbert Poetzl
2003-07-09 10:34                       ` Thierry Vignaud [this message]
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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