[GIT PATCH] Remove devfs from 2.6.14

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Greg KH

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Nov 1, 2005, 3:30:20 AM11/1/05
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Here are the same "delete devfs" patches that I submitted for 2.6.12 and
2.6.13. It rips out all of devfs from the kernel and ends up saving a
lot of space. Since 2.6.13 came out, I have seen no complaints about
the fact that devfs was not able to be enabled anymore, and in fact, a
lot of different subsystems have already been deleting devfs support for
a while now, with apparently no complaints (due to the lack of users.)

Please pull from:
rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/devfs-2.6.git/
or if master.kernel.org hasn't synced up yet:
master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/devfs-2.6.git/

I've posted all of these patches before, but if people really want to look at them, they can be found at:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/gregkh-05-devfs/

Also, if people _really_ are in love with the idea of an in-kernel
devfs, I have posted a patch that does this in about 300 lines of code,
called ndevfs. It is available in the archives if anyone wants to use
that instead (it is quite easy to maintain that patch outside of the
kernel tree, due to it only needing 3 hooks into the main kernel tree.)

thanks,

greg k-h

Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog | 1977 ---------------
Documentation/filesystems/devfs/README | 1964 ---------------
Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ToDo | 40
Documentation/filesystems/devfs/boot-options | 65
arch/i386/kernel/microcode.c | 1
arch/ppc/4xx_io/serial_sicc.c | 2
arch/sh/kernel/cpu/sh4/sq.c | 1
arch/sparc64/solaris/socksys.c | 4
arch/um/drivers/line.c | 2
arch/um/drivers/ssl.c | 1
arch/um/drivers/stdio_console.c | 1
arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c | 18
arch/um/include/line.h | 1
drivers/block/DAC960.c | 1
drivers/block/acsi.c | 5
drivers/block/acsi_slm.c | 10
drivers/block/cciss.c | 1
drivers/block/cpqarray.c | 5
drivers/block/floppy.c | 55
drivers/block/loop.c | 6
drivers/block/nbd.c | 5
drivers/block/paride/pg.c | 18
drivers/block/paride/pt.c | 21
drivers/block/pktcdvd.c | 1
drivers/block/ps2esdi.c | 1
drivers/block/rd.c | 5
drivers/block/swim3.c | 4
drivers/block/sx8.c | 5
drivers/block/ub.c | 6
drivers/block/umem.c | 1
drivers/block/viodasd.c | 3
drivers/block/xd.c | 1
drivers/block/z2ram.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/aztcd.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/cdu31a.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/cm206.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/gscd.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/mcdx.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/optcd.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/sbpcd.c | 6
drivers/cdrom/sjcd.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/sonycd535.c | 1
drivers/cdrom/viocd.c | 3
drivers/char/cyclades.c | 1
drivers/char/dsp56k.c | 10
drivers/char/dtlk.c | 5
drivers/char/epca.c | 1
drivers/char/esp.c | 1
drivers/char/ftape/zftape/zftape-init.c | 25
drivers/char/hvc_console.c | 1
drivers/char/hvcs.c | 1
drivers/char/hvsi.c | 1
drivers/char/ip2main.c | 24
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_devintf.c | 13
drivers/char/isicom.c | 1
drivers/char/istallion.c | 13
drivers/char/lp.c | 7
drivers/char/mem.c | 6
drivers/char/misc.c | 15
drivers/char/mmtimer.c | 2
drivers/char/moxa.c | 1
drivers/char/ppdev.c | 15
drivers/char/pty.c | 8
drivers/char/raw.c | 15
drivers/char/riscom8.c | 1
drivers/char/rocket.c | 5
drivers/char/serial167.c | 1
drivers/char/stallion.c | 14
drivers/char/tipar.c | 16
drivers/char/tty_io.c | 17
drivers/char/vc_screen.c | 11
drivers/char/viocons.c | 1
drivers/char/viotape.c | 10
drivers/char/vme_scc.c | 1
drivers/char/vt.c | 2
drivers/ide/ide-cd.c | 2
drivers/ide/ide-disk.c | 2
drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c | 1
drivers/ide/ide-probe.c | 13
drivers/ide/ide-tape.c | 14
drivers/ide/ide.c | 12
drivers/ieee1394/amdtp.c | 12
drivers/ieee1394/dv1394.c | 23
drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c | 16
drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.h | 1
drivers/ieee1394/raw1394.c | 7
drivers/ieee1394/video1394.c | 14
drivers/input/serio/serio_raw.c | 1
drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c | 5
drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/divamnt.c | 3
drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/divasi.c | 3
drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/divasmain.c | 3
drivers/isdn/i4l/isdn_tty.c | 3
drivers/macintosh/adb.c | 3
drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c | 30
drivers/md/dm.c | 2
drivers/md/md.c | 30
drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.c | 13
drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.h | 1
drivers/media/dvb/ttpci/av7110.h | 4
drivers/media/dvb/ttusb-budget/dvb-ttusb-budget.c | 11
drivers/media/radio/miropcm20-rds.c | 1
drivers/media/video/arv.c | 1
drivers/media/video/videodev.c | 11
drivers/message/i2o/i2o_block.c | 1
drivers/mmc/mmc_block.c | 4
drivers/mtd/mtd_blkdevs.c | 6
drivers/net/ppp_generic.c | 9
drivers/net/tun.c | 1
drivers/net/wan/cosa.c | 14
drivers/s390/block/dasd.c | 4
drivers/s390/block/dasd_genhd.c | 2
drivers/s390/block/dasd_int.h | 1
drivers/s390/block/xpram.c | 6
drivers/s390/char/monreader.c | 1
drivers/s390/char/tty3270.c | 3
drivers/s390/crypto/z90main.c | 1
drivers/s390/net/ctctty.c | 2
drivers/sbus/char/bpp.c | 9
drivers/sbus/char/vfc.h | 2
drivers/sbus/char/vfc_dev.c | 7
drivers/scsi/osst.c | 26
drivers/scsi/scsi.c | 3
drivers/scsi/scsi_scan.c | 6
drivers/scsi/sd.c | 2
drivers/scsi/sg.c | 9
drivers/scsi/sr.c | 2
drivers/scsi/st.c | 21
drivers/serial/21285.c | 1
drivers/serial/8250.c | 1
drivers/serial/au1x00_uart.c | 1
drivers/serial/clps711x.c | 1
drivers/serial/crisv10.c | 2
drivers/serial/dz.c | 4
drivers/serial/imx.c | 1
drivers/serial/ip22zilog.c | 1
drivers/serial/m32r_sio.c | 1
drivers/serial/mcfserial.c | 1
drivers/serial/mpc52xx_uart.c | 1
drivers/serial/mpsc.c | 2
drivers/serial/pmac_zilog.c | 1
drivers/serial/pxa.c | 1
drivers/serial/s3c2410.c | 2
drivers/serial/sa1100.c | 1
drivers/serial/serial_core.c | 5
drivers/serial/serial_txx9.c | 3
drivers/serial/sh-sci.c | 3
drivers/serial/sunsab.c | 1
drivers/serial/sunsu.c | 1
drivers/serial/sunzilog.c | 1
drivers/serial/v850e_uart.c | 1
drivers/serial/vr41xx_siu.c | 1
drivers/tc/zs.c | 3
drivers/telephony/phonedev.c | 4
drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c | 3
drivers/usb/gadget/serial.c | 3
drivers/usb/input/hiddev.c | 3
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c | 3
drivers/usb/usb-skeleton.c | 4
drivers/video/fbmem.c | 5
fs/Makefile | 1
fs/block_dev.c | 1
fs/char_dev.c | 1
fs/coda/psdev.c | 23
fs/compat_ioctl.c | 1
fs/devfs/Makefile | 8
fs/devfs/base.c | 2838 ----------------------
fs/devfs/util.c | 97
fs/partitions/Makefile | 1
fs/partitions/check.c | 32
fs/partitions/devfs.c | 130 -
fs/partitions/devfs.h | 10
include/asm-ppc/ocp.h | 1
include/linux/compat_ioctl.h | 5
include/linux/devfs_fs.h | 41
include/linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h | 58
include/linux/fb.h | 1
include/linux/genhd.h | 2
include/linux/ide.h | 1
include/linux/miscdevice.h | 1
include/linux/serial_core.h | 1
include/linux/tty_driver.h | 14
include/linux/videodev.h | 1
include/scsi/scsi_device.h | 1
init/Makefile | 1
init/do_mounts.c | 8
init/do_mounts.h | 16
init/do_mounts_devfs.c | 137 -
init/do_mounts_initrd.c | 6
init/do_mounts_md.c | 7
init/do_mounts_rd.c | 4
init/main.c | 1
mm/shmem.c | 5
mm/tiny-shmem.c | 4
net/bluetooth/rfcomm/tty.c | 3
net/irda/ircomm/ircomm_tty.c | 1
net/irda/irnet/irnet.h | 1
sound/core/info.c | 1
sound/core/sound.c | 22
sound/oss/soundcard.c | 16
sound/sound_core.c | 6
201 files changed, 91 insertions(+), 8362 deletions(-)


Greg Kroah-Hartman:
devfs: Remove devfs from the init code
devfs: Remove devfs_*_tape() functions from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs from the partition code
devfs: Remove devfs from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs documentation from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs_mk_symlink() function from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs_mk_bdev() function from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs_mk_dir() function from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs_mk_cdev() function from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove devfs_remove() function from the kernel tree
devfs: Remove the miscdevice devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the devfs_fs_kernel.h file from the tree
devfs: Remove the line_driver devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the ide drive devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the gendisk devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the uart_driver devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the scsi_disk devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Remove the videodevice devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Rename TTY_DRIVER_NO_DEVFS to TTY_DRIVER_DYNAMIC_DEV
devfs: Remove the tty_driver devfs_name field as it's no longer needed
devfs: Last little devfs cleanups throughout the kernel tree.

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