> the group using devfs, usually doesn't care about
> the 'compatibility' issue,
i disagree: distro vendors wants that compatibility.
we want both the features of devfsd+hotplug+dynamic and the
> > I'm hoping that smalldevfs comes back.
> > The current thing is a running sore.
> I'm hoping too, and I would like to see it on 2.6 as well as 2.4 ...
there's been quite some cleanups on the 2.5.x side.
maybe can we complete this work before thinking about a new system ?
(remember the kbuild2 destiny ...)
if we do not want to create a compatibility layer such as devfsd for
smalldevfs, we can still alter drivers to create /dev/hda3 instead of
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 and the like
withouth any compatibility, smalldevfs will be a pain in th *ss for
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