devfs and bootscripts...

Jonathan Kelly jon at sunink.com
Tue Oct 2 20:31:47 PDT 2001


On 2001.10.03 12:37 J.A. Neitzel wrote:
> Jonathan Kelly wrote:
> > On 2001.10.01 14:10 Ian Molton wrote:
> >> On stardate Mon, 1 Oct 2001 12:13:42 +1000
> >> Jonathan began the full scale invasion of earth with the following
> words:
> >> 
> >> > On 2001.10.01 08:48 Ian Molton wrote:
> >> > > hi there...
> >> > > 
> >> > > is there any reason I shouldnt do this?
> >> > > 
> >> > > when I boot my system (which is setup to boot with devfs on
> startup),
> > 
> > <snip>
> >  
> >> My point is, you dont - I'm not using devfsd.
> > 
> > Hmm ... now I'm confused ... why enable devfs in the kernel if you're
> not
> > going to use it?
> > 
> > My proposition is, "if you're not running devfsd, you're not using
> devfs".
> 
> I think there may have been a miscommunication here.
> devfs and devfsd are different things entirely. What is the
> difference? devfsd is merely a helper to devfs. Depending on
> the person's point of view devfsd is required or optional.
> 
> Some people, as I understand their point of view, think that
> devfsd gets in the way and pollutes the idea of what devfs is
> supposed to be??? I can't speak for others though. But, if this
> is correct (my previous statement), I would tend to agree that
> devfsd kind of gets in the way...
> 
> Anyway, devfsd is entirely optional and *not* required.

So, what does devfs give you?
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