Re: [dev] Suckless operating system

From: Kurt Van Dijck <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:03:42 +0200

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 05:26:59PM +0200, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 02:22:33PM +0200, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
> > > > * udev (+/- 5sec) was replaced by our (small) fdev (now takes some 0.1
> > > > sec).
> > >
> > > there is also mdev in busybox, in case you are interested. I like busybox
> > > very much, but I think it lacks documentation.
> > Indeed, it's similar. I forgot why (must look back), but mdev is even more
> > basic, and wasn't sufficient for me.
> would you mind sharing the sourcecode? we are working on another "suckless"
> distro, and we don't want dbus, hal, gconf, fdi, xml, policykit and ponys in
> there, so we're always looking for unixy software to extend it.

The thing is that this is part of a product for the company I work for.
I don't think my boss wants _all_ code opensourced. I hate to say, but the
answer is no for the moment.

I just talked about the init as it showed a point that it is not necessarily
the complexity that slows down booting. It's the parallelism.

But I seriously evaluated minit & ninit (somewhere on internet). For a regular
desktop system, they would work as well, & are better documented.

our 'fdev' just dropped 5 seconds, but mdev is capable too.

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