Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Richard Gooch wrote:
> > Hi, all. The default mounting behaviour for devfs has changed
> > recently :-(
> Thanks to the default mounting behavior change, people can compile devfs
> into their kernels without being forced to use it.
Unfortunately that means everyone who has been using it for the last two
years now has to change things. It's really annoying and breaks "least
If you choose to add a new option such as devfs to your kernel, you are
responsible for following through on reading the documentation and performing
the necessary steps.
Please put it back the way it was or make it a .config option.
> > If your system no longer boots correctly (a typical
> > message is "Unable to open initial console"), you may have been caught
> > by this change. Look for the boot message:
> > Mounted devfs on /dev
> If there is a script that prints out a message "mounted devfs on /dev"
> but didn't really do so, that sounds like a bug.
Please quote things correctly:
>by this change. Look for the boot message:
>Mounted devfs on /dev
>If this is not present, add "devfs=mount" to your boot options.
a) it's not a script, it's in the source, please be more familiar with what
you're chatting about.
b) you're implying a bug exists where one clearly doesn't which is FUDding.
c) Richard clearly said, "if this doesn't exist, do this" which means "devfs
didn't get mounted, so tell the kernel to mount it next time."