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Re: Debian Installer - boot floppies

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:50:38PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 23:30, Brad Boyer wrote:
> > Are we still using devfs, or have we moved on to using udev?
> The installer uses udev for current 2.6 kernels.

Then the likely explanation is that udev doesn't like devices
that are directly on a macio bus due to the lack of the hotplug
support. I imagine most of the stuff needed during install ends
up going through another layer that is properly integrated. I
can't think of any other device type where a macio device directly
populates a block or char device that people would notice during
install. The other likely candidates are serial ports, but most
people wouldn't be doing serial console installs on a mac. Disk
drives are published through device layers, with only the main
controller being a macio device (i.e.: mesh, mac53c94, ide-pmac).
Ethernet devices don't show up in /dev anyway, and not much else
is likely to get used during install.

	Brad Boyer

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