my lfs still doesn't boot in chapter 9!
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jan 6 08:56:22 PST 2003
On January 5, 2003 09:21 am, Allen Parker wrote:
> Gerard: just wondering, when's lfs moving to devfs (much nicer, neater
> and easier to maintain), when most of the rest of the linux world (that
> I've seen) is already using it?
I agree, nicer, neater, easier, I use it on all my systems. The book won't
move towards it though. Stability of devfs isn't the main issue anymore (it's
pretty darn stable inspite what a lot of people think), it not being enabled
by default in the kernel is the issue. I try not to write the book in such a
way that requires you to configure your kernel in a particular way.
However, having that said, now go to:
To summarize: the book will include, at some point, a list of files you should
have in /dev without using MAKEDEV that creates hundreds of files. While we
do that we can also point out devfs and how to use it, and so on.
Though I think devfs is better suited to be a hint rather than in the book.
If somebody wants to write a hint about it, great go right ahead. Keep in mind
the devfs instructions need to include the scenario where the host
distribution is not devfs based, so a "mount devfs -t devfs /dev" inside
chroot (like we do for proc) won't always work. So MAKEDEV is still needed
for such systems until you reboot (and the kernel will then mount devfs over
/dev but hte static files are still there, in case you ever need them, ie
didn't boot a kernel with devfs support)
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