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Re: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs

From:  Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To:  Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
Date:  Fri, 1 May 2009 12:03:59 +0100
Message-ID:  <20090501120359.05bacb48@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc:  Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>, Kay Sievers <kay.sievers-AT-vrfy.org>, linux-kernel <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>, Jan Blunck <jblunck-AT-suse.de>
Archive-link:  Article

> Boot speed, boot speed, boot speed.
> 
> Oh, and reduction in complexity in init scripts, and saving embedded
> systems a lot of effort to implement a dynamic /dev properly (have you
> _seen_ what Android does to keep from having to ship udev?  It's
> horrible...)

This is nothing to do with udev or the kernel side of things. Your
argument seems to be

"Remove a user space problem and make it a kernel one stuffed in
 unpageable RAM and less flexible"

It seems to me your actual problem is "my tools suck" and the fix for
that is to fix the tools not add more random kernel junk.



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