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KernelTrap: Continuing To Debate devfs and udev

“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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