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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

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