panic if / has no /dev - known issue?

Kip Macy kip.macy at
Wed Nov 7 21:07:16 PST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007 9:04 PM, LI Xin <delphij at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I think this is annoying.  If you create a filesystem without /dev then
> kernel will panic on boot if it is used as /.  Is this a known issue
> (feature?)?

I've encountered it before - but in the past it would just hang. A
panic is preferable.


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