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Re: labels resolved (was Re: XFS volume labels)

To: cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: labels resolved (was Re: XFS volume labels)
From: Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 02:00:44 -0400
Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:41:05PM -0500, cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Other than the "/dev/mouse doesn't exist" or "/dev/cdrom doesn't
> exist" what other problems have you experienced? 

My biggest problem is that devfs completely breaks module
load-on-open. I have XFree86 set up to run on matroxfb, and with devfs
enabled, its attempt to open /dev/fb0 returns ENOENT or some such
instead of modprobing matroxfb_base. fb0 is an "old" name, sure, but
there's nothing in /dev/fb to link to even if devfsd were that smart.

Likewise, if I don't load my SCSI driver in initrd, I can't open
/dev/scd0 and expect it to load initio.o automatically. cdrecord just
comes back and says it can't find a CD writer.

> So yes devfs will remain turned on unless significant problems are
> encountered.

Well, I like devfs a whole lot more than a vat of mknod spawn, but it
still has implementation issues that need to be fixed.

Ed McKenzie

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