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Old 05-06-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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What is devfs?


Can someone explain to me what is devfs and what is it for? I am compiling an ALSA sound driver and would like to know more about the compilling process. Thanks.
Old 05-06-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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AFAIK, devfs is the /dev system, which follows the unix principle that everything is a file. devfs has been obsoleted by sysfs in the latest 2.6 kernels, but its still a good idea to keep it around. as for alsa, in my experience you should run snddevices even if you have devfs.


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