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#1 2004-02-01 16:53:41

robot5x
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Registered: 2004-01-26
Posts: 266

devfs question

Since I upgraded to kernel 2.6.1 I noticed that on bootup the devfs daemon always fails - also when I run /sbin/lilo I get the following message:
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
    Name change: '/dev/hda' -> '/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc'
    The kernel was compiled without DEVFS, but the '/dev' directory structure implements the DEVFS filesystem.

I installed my current kernel using abs and have recompiled it several times making sure devfs is in, but this always happens. I've got the /dev/pts line in ftsab - and I know that devfs is officially obsolete in 2.6. Maybe it's not a big deal, obviously I'm not a linux guru!
Any tips much appreciated.

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#2 2004-02-01 23:03:41

zen_guerrilla
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From: Greece
Registered: 2002-12-22
Posts: 259

Re: devfs question

Make sure your kernel config includes the following 2 lines :

CONFIG_DEVFS_FS=y
CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT=y

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#3 2004-02-02 07:58:20

Guest
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Re: devfs question

Yes, both those lines are in my config and were compiled in my current kernel - if I know that I compiled them maybe it doesn't matter, but it seems a bit strange...

#4 2004-02-06 18:54:24

robot5x
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Registered: 2004-01-26
Posts: 266

Re: devfs question

After getting this error from lilo -
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
        Name change: '/dev/hda' -> '/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc'
        The kernel was compiled without DEVFS, but the '/dev' directory structure implements the DEVFS filesystem.

I checked /proc/partitions and got this-

3  0  hda
3  1  hda1
3  2  hda2
3  3  hda3

I KNOW I compiled in devfs! Could this be something to do with that line in devfsd.conf referring to compatability for old device names??
Thanks.

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#5 2004-03-09 17:22:41

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,443

Re: devfs question

unfiortunately, I have no  :idea: .
have you solved it since your last posting?


Frumpus addict
[mu'.krum.pus], [frum.pus]

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#6 2004-03-09 17:31:38

Mr Green
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
Posts: 5,750

Re: devfs question

Whats wrong with using 2.6.3 ?


Mr Green

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#7 2004-03-12 17:03:03

robot5x
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Registered: 2004-01-26
Posts: 266

Re: devfs question

I have upgraded the kernel since then and those lilo messages have disappeared...
still can't figure it out..
c'est la vie!

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