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authorGravatar Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep.dot.nop@gmail.com>2009-02-14 12:19:37 +0000
committerGravatar Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep.dot.nop@gmail.com>2009-02-14 12:19:37 +0000
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- improve helptext of obsolete devfs stuff..
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@@ -158,7 +158,10 @@ config DEVFSD
default n
select FEATURE_SYSLOG
help
- This is deprecated, and will be removed at the end of 2008.
+ This is deprecated and should NOT be used anymore.
+ Use linux >= 2.6 (optionally with hotplug) and mdev instead!
+ See docs/mdev.txt for detailed instructions on how to use mdev
+ instead.
Provides compatibility with old device names on a devfs systems.
You should set it to true if you have devfs enabled.
@@ -197,9 +200,11 @@ config FEATURE_DEVFS
bool "Use devfs names for all devices (obsolete)"
default n
help
- This is obsolete and will be going away at the end of 2008..
+ This is obsolete and should NOT be used anymore.
+ Use linux >= 2.6 (optionally with hotplug) and mdev instead!
- This tells busybox to look for names like /dev/loop/0 instead of
+ For legacy systems -- if there is no way around devfsd -- this
+ tells busybox to look for names like /dev/loop/0 instead of
/dev/loop0. If your /dev directory has normal names instead of
devfs names, you don't want this.