was: mark obsolete usage of fold - now: kill devfsd

Tito farmatito at tiscali.it
Sun Dec 11 13:04:04 UTC 2005

On Sunday 11 December 2005 11:05, Rob Landley wrote:

> (I realise this conflicts with my position that devfsd is evil and should die.  
> The truth is, devfsd is intrusive (breaking stuff like losetup when people do 
> allyesconfig and accidentally enable it), never worked properly, and 
> something I actively don't want to maintain.  If Tito steps up to defend it, 
> and is passionate about it and wants to maintain it I'll probably back down 
> on that one.  But allyesconfig still shouldn't select it, because it breaks 
> stuff.)

I don't think to defend it nor to maintain it as my ubuntu box
doesn't use it and I have no way to test it.
The last fixes were done blindly and i can't say if
I broke something, but as nobody complained about them
.....probably nobody use it.
BTW: it will be ripped out from the kernel soon,
so maybe we should do the same:

1) Remove it from the make *config system at first
     so that I could be used only by editing .config and bb_config.h
2) Wait if somebody cries.....
3) Remove it (maybe in 1.2)


> If you're going to try to wean people off of obsolete things that some 
> standard depreicates (yet which people choose to widely ignore anyway), then 
> why aren't you trying to wean people off of gnu extensions that were never 
> standardized in the first place?

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