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

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 05:04:57 EST

On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 03:36:11PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> On 6/23/05, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Not that I know of. If you want to do this, compare the original udev
> > releases that were around 5kb of code, as the nice features it has today
> > are stuff that devfs can not support at all.
> That wouldn't be such an effective tool for convincing people to
> switch though... :-) "Look this obsolete version is much smaller!"
> If udev has really bloated up due to whizzy new features, how hard
> would it be to compile a stripped-down version? [Well I should look
> at the busybox support somebody mentioned -- perhaps it's exactly
> that.]

It wouldn't be that hard at all, just look at the first couple of
releases for example code to use (you would want it to be a totally
separate project, the current udev is not ment for such a stripped down
thing, it's ment to take over all of the /sbin/hotplug funcionality,
through netlink no less.)


greg k-h
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