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Re: (Semi-random) thoughts on device tree structure and devfs

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 06:18:54PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 06:12:40PM +0100, Adam Hoka wrote:
> > Im wondering if it would be too hack-ish to make devfs file
> > backed (at least optionally, in case of early boot or read
> > only rootfs).
> > 
> > For example: mount -t devfs /etc/devfs.db /dev

fwiw, that what I've always been assuming devfs would be doing.  It
needs *some* place to store the persistant state, regardless of how
that is implemented.

> How is that different from mounting devfs and calling mtree next?

mtree won't handle renames and whiteouts; otherwise pretty close.


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