In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Mike Silbersack w
>On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> >Oops, error on my part; /proc does need to exist.  So, I guess the
>> >question is this: Can devfs's error handling in the case of /dev being
>> >non-existant be improved?
>> Barely, because without /dev, how do you plan to open the console ?
>> Mkdir(/dev) isn't an option because the rootfs is mounted R/O.
>> About the only thing one could do is make init exit(bla) and get
>> a diagnostic from the kernel.  It may make sense to do that.
>An error message would be sufficient; my concern was that someone
>might run into this and spend hours trying to figure out which of X
>variables was the problem.

Right, but the only way to get an error message is to let /sbin/init
die and have the kernel print the message.  /sbin/init cannot
print the message when there is no "/dev/console" can it ?

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