Re: [GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.12-git

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 10:18:21 EST

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:54:03PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Just in time for a July release, here's a patch series that removes
> > devfs from the kernel tree as promised.
> Whimper.

Heh, you said you wanted me to merge my stuff before yours :)

> Maybe we should cook this in -mm for a bit, get a feeling for how many
> users hate us, and how much?

There might be some complaints. But I doubt they would be from anyone
running a -mm tree as those people kind of know the current status of
things in the kernel. There have been numerous warnings as to the fact
that this was going away, and I waited a _year_ to do this.

Also, no disto uses devfs only (gentoo is close, but offers users udev
and a static /dev also.)

> patches/areca-raid-linux-scsi-driver-fix.patch
> patches/areca-raid-linux-scsi-driver.patch

Shouldn't be hard

> patches/bk-ide-dev.patch
> patches/git-input.patch
> patches/git-mtd.patch
> patches/git-ocfs.patch

Merging will fix these

> patches/git-scsi-misc-drivers-scsi-chc-remove-devfs-stuff.patch

Sounds like you can drop this :)

> patches/gregkh-driver-class-02-tty.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-03-input.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-05-sound.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-06-block.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-07-char.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-08-ieee1394.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-09-scsi.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-11-drivers.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-class-12-the_rest.patch
> patches/gregkh-driver-ipmi-class_simple-fixes.patch
> patches/gregkh-i2c-i2c-config_cleanup-01.patch

I'll handle these

> patches/kdump-accessing-dump-file-in-linear-raw-format.patch

Should be easy.

> patches/linus.patch

Not relevant :)

> patches/md-add-interface-for-userspace-monitoring-of-events.patch
> patches/md-optimised-resync-using-bitmap-based-intent-logging.patch
> patches/post-halloween-doc.patch
> patches/st-warning-fix.patch

Again, shouldn't be that hard.

So there are probably 7 patches that need to get rediffed. In your
normal merges, I can't see that being all that difficult :)

Or I can wait until you go next. I didn't want these patches in the -mm
tree as they would have caused you too much work to keep up to date and
not conflict with anything else due to the size of them.


greg k-h
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