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Re: devFS?

From: Craig Dooley <cd5697@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 08:10:15 -0500

I've had some ideas on the subject, most of them involved waiting for
other parts of the system to flush out, like async kernel-> userspace
messaging and perhaps VFS stabilization.  I was also thinking there
could be one userspace hotplugd (updated, whatever) to handle all the
systems instead of usbd, pccardd, devfsd, etc.  Maybe it could be
written in to have the daemon save permissions when exiting/rebooting?
Just some ideas i've been having.


On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 08:10:53AM +0100, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> -On [20031209 00:32], evs (erik14@xxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >Will DragonFly eventually use a devFS so we don't need eleven-hundred
> >entries in the /dev directory where most are unused?
> I think we will, however, the /dev directory is only 70K on most systems
> and in general isn't much of an hindrance, except when you need to
> create new device nodes.  Again, the timeline and wish to add this is up
> to Matt.  Probably another one of the projects which is nice to have in
> the long run.
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Craig Dooley                                            craig@xxxxxxxxxx

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