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Re: debian and UDEV

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 11:25:46AM +0200, Toni Mueller wrote:

> yes: Please say *why* newer 2.6.x kernels actually do depend on udev
> instead of hotplug.

1. They do not depend on it at all. 2.6.x kernels work just fine with a
   static /dev as long as you don't need dynamic device creation. There
   are no "Depends: udev", nor even "Recommends: udev" or "Suggests:
   udev" in the kernel packages.

2. If you look at the upstream maintainers, you will find the same name
   in hotplug and udev. Greg K-H created udev to overcome the
   limitations of hotplug, and when it got ready, he abandoned hotplug.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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