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Bug#122738: boot-floppies can't handle devfs

On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:33:05AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore-devel.com> writes:
> > Unfortunately boot-floppies doens't currently support devfs.  Colin
> > found an issue with parsing of /proc/partitions, but I'm afraid
> > that's probably just the tip of the iceburg.  Getting devfs support
> > into boot-floppies would set us back at least 2 months.
> Just to clarify, this issue appears even devfs=nomount, because the
> /proc/partitions format changes when devfs is compiled into the
> kernel, even if it isn't mounted.

I'm pretty strongly opposed to this idea.

Could I persuade you to at least fix the /proc/partitions bug and see
what happens?  It's not like this bug is a surprise; I remember hearing
about it six or more months ago.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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