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Re: recent udev upgrade failure on alpha

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 01:02:03AM -0600, Bob Tracy wrote:
> Running "dpkg --configure udev" gives me the following:
> udevd[pid]: inotify_init failed: Function not implemented
> udevd[pid]: error initializing inotify
> and the post-installation script fails.
> So...  What's missing or unimplemented on Alpha?  Prior versions of
> "udev" worked just fine.

Found it.  inotify_init1() is a stub function on Alpha.  A heated
discussion *somewhere* produced a udev patch that *may* work:

--- a/udev/udev-watch.c
+++ b/udev/udev-watch.c
@@ -38,8 +38,10 @@ static int inotify_fd = -1;
 int udev_watch_init(struct udev *udev)
-       inotify_fd = inotify_init1(IN_CLOEXEC);
-       if (inotify_fd < 0)
+       inotify_fd = inotify_init();
+       if (inotify_fd >= 0)
+               util_set_fd_cloexec(inotify_fd);
+       else
                err(udev, "inotify_init failed: %m\n");
        return inotify_fd;

(Formatting of the above is probably bogus due to conversion from a
formatted html presentation, but the gist of the fix should be apparent).

Time to retrieve the source package and rebuild it...

Bob Tracy          |  "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit
rct@frus.com       |   upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin
                   |   slitting throats."	-- H.L. Mencken

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