Re: devfs

From: Olivier Galibert (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 20:06:18 EST

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 07:03:42PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> devfs "mount" option is an idiotic kludge that makes _kernel_ mount
> it on /dev after the root fs had been mounted. Why it had been
> introduced is a great mistery, since the normal way is to have a
> corresponding line in /etc/fstab and have userland mount whatever
> it needs.

I've been wondering, imagine that in the future we have a working
dynamic device filesystem (be it devfs, driverfs, whatever) nice
enough that we don't want a disk-based /dev anymore. How are we
supposed to mount it so that the kernel's open("/dev/console")


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