Re: debian and UDEV
On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:16:33PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 10:24:28PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Just like the kernel always did prior to udev.
> You're missing a very important thing. This is _NOT_ a "udev vs.
> pre-udev" question. This is a "new kernel hotplug behavior vs. old
> kernel hotplug behavior" question. The fact is that the kernel behavior
> changed fundamentally in the early 2.6.x series compared to 2.4.x, and
> userspace did not follow that change ever since. udev simply exposes how
> the kernel really works. Not using udev solves NOTHING since it's not
> udev that is broken: it is the general userspace assumption about how
> the kernel works what is broken.
This is pure crap.
Install udev on my system -> things break randomly and unreproducibly,
due to race conditions all over the place.
Install hotplug on my system, and make sure udev is not installed ->
things Just Work(TM).
Fun will now commence
-- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4