[cgl_discussion] devfs & CGL

Lynch, Rusty rusty.lynch at intel.com
Thu Feb 6 16:28:07 PST 2003

IIRC, the Monta Visa implementation of HDI utilized devfs, but that is the
only dependency that I know of.

I have been assuming devfs was dead for a long time now.


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Mochel [mailto:mochel at osdl.org] 
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 6:43 AM
To: Mika Kukkonen
Cc: cgl_discussion at osdl.org
Subject: Re: [cgl_discussion] devfs & CGL

On 6 Feb 2003, Mika Kukkonen wrote:

> I am starting to get worried about devfs in 2.6; see for example this:
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=104456842930178&w=2

This should make you very happy. :)

> Our specs don't explicitly name devfs (I searched) anywhere, but how 
> about POC; is there and how much of our features are dependent on devfs?
> I thought some of the hotplugging and maybe scalability requirements
> needed it?

They absolutely should NOT. There are no kernel developers that I know of 
-- besides Richard -- that are using devfs. In fact, they staunchly refuse 
to, especially those working on hotplug and device naming issues. 


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