kernel 2.4 /dev question
delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Mon Jan 15 17:09:29 PST 2001
> Devfs is entirely optional, however, it works swimmingly!
> Just download the devfsd from freshmeat or wherever the kernel docs point
> to and make sure to run it early on in init.
> Basically, just create the /dev directory as normal, but don't create dev
> entries. And add the line 'devfsd /dev' to the top of /etc/init.d/rcS.
Actually, you only need devfsd for compatibility. Unless you run something
that actually needs it, don't bother. One of the nice things about devfs is
the /dev directory massively, and you can tell what's supported and what
isn't. By creating all it's compatibility entries, devfsd completely undoes
I don't use it in my primary system yet, but I have a small installation I
use to experiment with - that runs devfs perfectly without devfsd. I'll be
doing the same on my primary system, whenever I next reinstall it.
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