Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Oleg Polyanski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1999 13:09:09
> Well, I just vote for kernfs extension or adding a dedicated fs that
> will map devices detected in the kernel boot stage into hierarchy
> stored somewhere in the filesystem. Consider we extend the kernfs:
It's been done before, and in fact, it ultimately is the wrong idea because:
a) At varying points it is ambiguous what the actual bus interconnects are.
b) It cannot handle architectures where there may be either no root (or
a desire to have multiple 'root' nodes). It also cannot handle multipath
architectures where you may have separate bus interconnects to the same
c) It is a lot of effort to implement and no clear preferred access mechanism
or policy for leaf or bus nodes. Like, what does it buy you?