Re: Inode wastage [was: dac960 devices on boot-floppies]
Erik Andersen wrote:
> spread around. So I propose the following solution for not squandering
> inodes on /dev/entries. We create a /dev on the boot floppy with _only_
> the minimum set of devices needed to boot the floppy. Then we add
> a platform specific dev.tgz to the boot floppy. For my potato system,
> the ~1100 devices in /dev when compressed as a tar.gz take up ~12k.
> Then on boot we have something like this in /etc/init.d/rcS:
I don't understand what this buys us. The /dev entries currently reside on
root.bin, which is a compressed ramdisk image.
see shy jo