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

On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:17:33PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> writes:
> > I'm pretty strongly opposed to this idea.
> Why?

Because devfs is a useful feature, and I get the impression from
debian-powerpc that many people are using it on PowerPC.  I'm therefore
reluctant to remove it from the stock kernel images.

> > 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.
> We can try to fix this bug, sure, but as I said, it's just the top of
> the iceburg I'm sure.

I'm not so confident.  Particularly if you either include devfsd or do
not mount devfs, it should not change much beyond the occasional /proc

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

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