Re: must-fix list for 2.6.0
Andreas Boman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
01 May 2003 20:57:07 -0500
On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 13:47, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 11:42:29AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I had two concerns with smalldevfs:
> > - It's dropping a semaphore (i_sem?) during its synchronous userspace
> > callout. That was for deadlock avoidance and may have introduced a race.
> That's a design bug carried over from the old devfs and needs fixing by
> changing the way userspace notification works.
> > - The new userspace doesn't support the compatibility names. Just some
> > config file, or a tarball or a dang shell script full of `ln -s'
> > calls would fix that up, I think.
> Well, that's easily fixable. Does someone actually have a copy if the
> devfs_helper tarball around? Adam's seems to have vanished and his
> ftp server is down, too.
I think this is the latest tarball Adam had, though i could be mistaken.
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