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Re: removing /etc/hotplug.d/ support

On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 06:23:37PM +0200, Julien BLACHE wrote:

> To be honest, I installed a laptop the other day, and udev works well
> on it (sarge with a 2.6.12 kernel); but I probably won't be able to
> upgrade the kernel without running into problems with udev, which is a
> total pain.

I only know of one major upgrade problem related to pre- and post-2.6.12
kernels and pre- and post-0.60 udev that was due to an unfortunate
libsysfs bug that did not get detected early enough.

The problem as I see it is that the in-kernel hotplug support is still
incomplete so people working on hotplug support are likely to use both
the latest kernel and latest user-space tools. This means cross-version
problems won't be detected until non-developers start to use the code.

> If only upstream could be a bit more stable. What are we going to get
> next month ? Ah yes, usbfs being deprecated in favor of udev and sysfs.

AFAIK the idea is to deprecate everything under /proc which is not
strictly process-related information, but that transition will take many
years (if ever completed, which I somewhat doubt).


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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