Dean Brissinger wrote:
> At 10:56 AM -0500 6/26/01, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> >Toralf Lund wrote:
> > > So what you are saying is that this has been changed since 1.0? I seem to
> > > remember that this wouldn't boot at all when I first installed it, and
> > that
> > > installing devfs via "rescue mode" resolved the problems.
> >For XFS 1.0 / RH 7.1, we released our own version of devfsd, which was
> >essentially Mandrake's patched devfsd, with some config file magic to
> >try to handle /dev/mouse and /dev/cdrom transparently.
> >In any case, mounting devfs on /dev will not be the default in 1.0.1.
> I personally have had problems keeping /dev/cdrom working but
> have been under the impression that devfs was needed for most of the
> SGI tools to work.
Nope not true.
> Will all the other [non XFS] OSS SGI stuff work
> regardless? I also heard a rumor that devfs was used to work around
> some problems booting from an XFS partition (much like one can't boot
> from ReiserFS).
Also not true.
> It all boils down to one question. Is devfs a good thing to
> use or not?
It is a good thing to use, linux has a horribly broken device naming
scheme devfs it a good start at fixing it.
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