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Re: devfs, was Re: [debian-knoppix] bootsplash

On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 06:26:34PM +0200, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> Klaus Knopper wrote:
> >Ok, I will switch it on in the next kernel update then. Not right now.
> >When 2.4.21 comes out, whenever that will be. ;-)
> While you are making changes to the kernel configuration: Could you also 
> enable CONFIG_DEVFS_FS? If you set CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT=n devfs will not 
> be mounted automatically at boot time but can still be mounted by the 
> user if he needs DevFS. The standard Debian kernels are configured this 
> way and nobody has reported any problems so far.

I'm not sure about devfs yet. As it looks right now, "no devfs" is the
"safe" answer. Also, not all modules are supporting devfs right now.

> I have modified linuxrc in boot.img to deal with devfs names but then 
> cloop didn't support devfs (yet?) so you would also have to include 
> mknod to create /deev/cloop if you want to mount devfs as /dev. DevFS 
> could be mounted as /devfs instead on the initd with only a few device 
> nodes left in /dev so you could save a lot of inodes there. I can send 
> you a patch for this but only if I don't have to remaster Knoppix each 
> time you release a new version because the kernel does not support 
> devfs. :-)

I would rather wait until devfs is the "official way to go", which will
probably be in Kernel 2.6 later this year, right?

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