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Re: [2.4.0] migration to devfs

Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

> >>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Jellinghaus <aj@dungeon.inka.de> writes:
>     Andreas> 2.) boot. fsck will fail. do manual fsck, remount / rw,
>     Andreas> edit /etc/fstab: /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1
>     Andreas> /boot ext2 defaults 0 2
>     Andreas> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 none swap sw 0 0
>     Andreas> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 / ext2 defaults 0
>     Andreas> 1 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 /local ext2
>     Andreas> defaults 0 2 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/tagret1/lun0/cd /cdrom
>     Andreas> iso9660 ro,user,noauto
> This seems to be overly complex, even for devfs. Or is the
> documentation found in
> linux-2.4.0-test10/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/README out-of-date
> or wrong?

No, but Andreas stated clearly that he don't want to use devfsd. And the above
are the internal names of devfs and the device drivers. The other names like
/dev/discs/disc0 and the like are the user friendly naming scheme which is
brought to you with devfsd. So if you don't use devfsd you don't get the new,
shorter names but only the very long internal names (which are deprecated to

Until the next mail...,

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