devfs and bootscripts...

Sergey Ostrovsky sostrovsky at
Thu Oct 4 15:23:31 PDT 2001

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:35:45PM +0100, Mark Ellis wrote:
> The other use for devfsd is with kernel modules that provide a dev entry.
> When dev is probed for a nonexistent entry, devfsd kicks off modprobe,
> module gets loaded (if it exists) and pops up a device node. This is the
> only reason I still run devfsd.
> Mark

Bad news for you ... You should stop using devfsd immediately - kmod starts
modprobe and loaded device itself registers device nodes ...

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