[arch-dev-public] How old kernel to "support" - Was: [signoff] coreutils-7.5
thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 25 03:50:02 EDT 2009
Allan McRae schrieb:
> Uh... so we can not have a static dev fs? Wasn't that the whole
> argument against bumping the kernel version required for glibc too
> high? Or has the situation changed enough with the new udev to revisit
> that issue?
it wasn't possible anyway, you just got an empty ramfs in /dev. Since
then, you could theoretically have your static nodes in
/lib/udev/devices, run pacman -Rd udev (initscripts depend on it) and
they would be copied over to /dev on startup. I doubt anyone even tried
to do that.
It will still work, it will simply try to start udev, fail and use the
static /dev. I just don't see a point in having a code path here which
we don't support at all.
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