Re: devfs and udev
From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 17:35:59 EST
Followup to: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0310071354580.19220@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
By author: David Lang <david.lang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> the namespace was different becouse Linus demanded that it be different,
> origionally it had a mode where it would generate all the same names (and
> another mode that generated sun style names) one of the requirements
> before it was put in was to change it to the existing devfs-only names.
> blame devfs for a lot of things (bugs, etc) but not the names.
Actually, this is bullshit. If you go back and look what Linus
actually said, it was:
- One namespace only. If you're going to a new namespace, then that's
going to be it. You're not going to put two namespaces in the
- If you're going hierarcial, do it right, not the Sun-like halfassed
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