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KernelTrap: ndevfs--A "Nano" devfs

Jun 28, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"In order to mitigate the concerns raised by few about the removal of devfs from the mainline kernel, GregKH announced ndevfs--a 'nano' devfs. ndevfs is a simple ramfs based filesystem. It creates/deletes nodes in the /dev directory dynamically in the format seen in devfs. The patch has been satisfactory for most of the users. Greg adds:

"'I'm not going to be submitting this. But what it is, is a nice proof-of-concept for people who 'just can't live without a in-kernel devfs' to show that it can be done in less than 300 lines of code, and only 6 hooks (2 functions in 3 different places) in the main kernel tree. That is managable outside of the main kernel for years, with almost little to no effort...'"

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