> Followup to: <Pine.HPP.3.96.980805205308.17170Kfirstname.lastname@example.org>
> By author: Shawn Leas <email@example.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > 2) Ease of system maintainence. SYSV style/looking devices tell you
> > EXACTLY where your disks are at a glance, and that is GOOD. Auto device
> > generation is good too...
> Auto device generation can be a security hole, and can be done in user
> space without hogging tons of kernel memory.
> > 3) It might help performance with some configs.
> > 4) It will NEVER hurt performance, only help it if ANYTHING.
> devfs eats lots of kernel memory. That WILL hurt performance.
That's a good reason for not doing it, if it hogs up alot of
kernel memory. I don't have a clue how it's implemented, but I wouldn't
think it would be that bad... Perhaps a clue from how SUN does it, things
in /dev only change when you boot, and it's just stored on a real filesystem,
that would take much less memory I would think.
Perhaps also have the change capability as a module for those who
wish to be able to change it on the fly, and for all others just have it
done either on request or during boot.
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