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Description of problem:
After compiling a kernel with devfs support and the system is rebooted
is complains a lot because the /sbin/devfsd daemon is missing (rpm package
is missing too) it is not started by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile kernel with devfs support
2. modify /boot/grub/grub.conf to include your new kernel
3. reboot and voila!
Expected Results: The devfsd damon should have been started by
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit if it was there....
Installing devfsd RPM from Redhat 7.1 solved this problem,
i hope devfsd will be included in the final roswell release!
We will not be including devfsd as it has WAY too many security holes that
haven't been addressed by the maintainer yet (in the at least 3 months that he
has been notified of them). I might consider including the source of it in the
kernel-source package though, so you can compile it with your kernel.
It looks like Richard Gooch has started fixing bugs in the devfs code,
so maybe there is a chance for it to be included?