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Re: lilo.conf



On 01-01-06 Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 05:40:53PM +0100, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > On 01-01-06 Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 01:58:48PM +0100, Cosimo Alfarano wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 01:33:57PM +0100, Peter Makholm wrote:
> > > > > Don't assume devfs! A lot of us uses it, but before our standard
> > > > > kernel uses it our lilo package shouldn't assume it unless it is very
> > > > > sure that it will work.
> > > > 
> > > > He shouldn't assume it even if debian standard kernel package uses it.
> > > > A lot of users don't use them (both std kernel and devfs).
> > 
> > > Especially since devfs support is still considered experimental.
> > 
> > Hm, it's not marked as experimental in kernel 2.4.0, but as work in
> > progress. So support for it would be really good.

> mizar:[~/src/linux/2.4.0/linux] egrep 'VERSION|LEVEL' Makefile  | head -3
> VERSION = 2
> PATCHLEVEL = 4
> SUBLEVEL = 0
> mizar:[~/src/linux/2.4.0/linux] grep -B 1 ^CONFIG_DEVFS_FS Documentation/Configure.help
> /dev file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)
> CONFIG_DEVFS_FS
> mizar:[~/src/linux/2.4.0/linux] grep ' CONFIG_DEVFS_FS ' fs/Config.in
> dep_bool '/dev file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)' CONFIG_DEVFS_FS $CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL

> It will only show up if CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL is defined.

Hm, did you bother to read the explanation of devfs? There you find a
statement, that is "work in progress" and so I wouldn't consider it
experimental anymore.

Ciao
     Christian
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