2008-03-28 18:34:39     devfs_fs_kernel.h removed?

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2008-03-28 18:34:39     devfs_fs_kernel.h removed?

blue hash (UNITED STATES)

Message: 53269    Hey,

Has linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h been removed?

I cant seem to find it in the 2008 release.

 

If yes, whats the replacement for it?

 

Thanks.

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2008-03-28 20:55:43     Re: devfs_fs_kernel.h removed?

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

Message: 53271    why would you want devfs ?  it's been deprecated for ages.

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2008-03-29 00:55:38     Re: devfs_fs_kernel.h removed?

blue hash (UNITED STATES)

Message: 53289    Mike,

Thanks for your replies( to most of my questions).

 

The problem is I'm working on a piece of code which was based on uClinux(2006), hence the file.

Is there any other file that replaces/based on it?

 

Thanks,

-Gerry

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2008-03-29 01:41:42     Re: devfs_fs_kernel.h removed?

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

Message: 53291    there is no direct replacement.  you should not be using any of the devfs functions anymore.  dynamic device node creation is handled by userspace via hotplug (mdev processes these by default), not by the kernel via the devfs filesystem.  if you are creating a character device, please read chapter 3 of Linux Device Drivers to learn how to do it properly ... you can find this for free on the internet or via our wiki.

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