Looks like devfs is really gone this time
Posted Aug 29, 2005 20:17 UTC (Mon) by job
In reply to: Looks like devfs is really gone this time
Parent article: The 2.6.13 kernel is out
I used devfs but switched my work computer to udev when Gentoo moved to it. It has caused many annoyances for me. No big problems or anything, but not as nice from the user perspective as devfs was. Examples include:
1. The kernel still needs the console (perhaps also the root device?) inside /dev. I have no choice but to manually create those nodes. Not a problem, but not a completely dynamic system.
2. The nice namespace like /dev/discs doesn't work anymore. This is probably just a bug with the scripts, one I could fix, but is an annoyance.
3. ptys and ttys are not dynamically created, there's an insane amount of them.
4. Old devices are left under /dev. I had six partitions on sda for a while, they are removed now, but all the devices nodes of all six are still there.
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