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Date:	Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:27:08 +0000
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	Kay Sievers <>
Cc:	Greg KH <>, Arjan van de Ven <>,
	linux-kernel <>
Subject: Re: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - remove EXPERIMENTAL and enable it by 

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:51:23 +0100
Kay Sievers <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 21:57, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> >> Why?  All major distros need this at boot time, and as we have been
> >
> > No they don't.
> >
> > Centos doesn't (in fact I suspect it'll break)
> > Fedora 11 doesn't
> > Fedora 12 doesn't seem to (but seems to be willing to use it)
> > Ditto all the older SuSE, Ubuntu etc releases that are *still*
> > active/supported/maintained
> Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, ... All releases currently in development enable
> and use it.

Yes - in future your statement may become true (or devtmpfs get obsoleted
by the next best thing.  Thats why it needs to be documented if it is set
that way - I've no problem with it being set that way at all.
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