[PATCH 1/3] ARM: vexpress_defconfig: Enable and automount devtmpfs filesystem

Fathi Boudra fathi.boudra at linaro.org
Tue Aug 20 17:02:41 EDT 2013

udev no longer creates device nodes under /dev and it has to be managed
by the kernel devtmpfs filesystem.

This means that a kernel built with the current config will not boot on
a system with a recent udev:

mount: mounting udev on /dev failed: No such device
W: devtmpfs not available, falling back to tmpfs for /dev

Also, it is good to have /dev automatically mounted since some
non-initramfs based setups assumes this and don't manually mount it.

Signed-off-by: Fathi Boudra <fathi.boudra at linaro.org>
 arch/arm/configs/vexpress_defconfig | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/configs/vexpress_defconfig b/arch/arm/configs/vexpress_defconfig
index f2de51f..3f970f1 100644
--- a/arch/arm/configs/vexpress_defconfig
+++ b/arch/arm/configs/vexpress_defconfig
@@ -45,6 +45,8 @@ CONFIG_IP_PNP_BOOTP=y
 # CONFIG_IPV6 is not set
 # CONFIG_WIRELESS is not set

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