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The return of devfs

The return of devfs

Posted May 7, 2009 11:36 UTC (Thu) by Quazatron (guest, #4368)
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Looks like a classic case of a nice piece of software with a badly chosen name.


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The return of devfs

Posted May 7, 2009 16:20 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722) [Link]

In particular, it seems odd to me to call something "*fs" when it is not, in fact, a filesystem. This seems to be the kernel mounting a filesystem and creating some device nodes on it. Surely this is better than the hack currently used to parse the "root=/dev/sda1" option, which takes something that looks like a path and comes up with a dev_t without anything resembling a filesystem lookup, and therefore has nothing to do with anything that could be seen by userspace.


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