udev problems

Nick Fotopoulos weasel at beyondnormal.org
Sat May 22 23:36:57 PDT 2004


On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 14:33 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I agree that not everything has a clean distinction between LFS and 
> BLFS.  Why don't we put Reiser/XFS/JFS in LFS?  They are supported by 
> linux 2.6.   The reason is that thy are not needed by all and ext2/3 was 
> selected because it is the most common way to do things.  Today static 
> devices are the common way to do things.  Dynamic devices are not 
> uncommon, but they are not mainstream yet.  Obviously we need to handle 
> devices in LFS or the system won't boot.  We need to pick a default way 
> just like we pick a default filesystem.  For now I'm arguing that the 
> method should be static devices and convert the book to dynamic devices 
> when it becomes a bit more mainstream.
> 
So is that now the goal of LFS?  To follow what is "mainstream"?  To
only use the tried and true?  If that was true, then the book would have
never existed in the first place?  The whole concept of building a
system from scratch is not "mainstream"...

Nick




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