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The return of devfs

The return of devfs

Posted May 7, 2009 10:39 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
In reply to: The return of devfs by arjan
Parent article: The return of devfs

mkinitrd seems to be a rather nasty, complex thing though (even if Debian have apparently got it right). Perhaps 600 lines of kernel code is a price worth paying for simplifying things a bit. After all, the idea of an initramfs was (IIRC) to move things out of the kernel that could be done better in userspace. If this can be done more easily in the kernel, why not do it there?

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