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

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 03:30:54 EST

Mike Bell <kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 03:14:08PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> > BTW, has anyone done a comparison of the space usage of udev vs. devfs
> > (including size of code etc....)?
> Greg gave me an "I assume so" estimate that udev was smaller by excluding
> the size of sysfs a while back. If you include sysfs in udev's overhead
> then I believe devfs wins handily, but I haven't done the numbers to
> prove it so my estimate is no better. I'm just basing it on sysfs being
> absolutely huge, in linux-tiny terms.

sysfs certainly has a history of goggling gobs of memory. But you can
disable it in .config.
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