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KernelTrap: Continuing To Debate devfs and udev

Sep 17, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The debate continues regarding the removal of the kernel space devfs in favor of the user space udev, though less people seem concerned about the idea. Linux devfs was written by Richard Gooch and merged into the 2.3.46 kernel in February of 2000. Greg KH began developing udev in 2001, working to implement the same functionality as devfs, but in userspace. A resubmission of a patch intended to remove the unmaintained devfs from the kernel spawned a renewed discussion of the potential merits of keeping devfs..."

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