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Re: debian and UDEV



On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 07:45:01PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On May 18, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> 
> > The only other solution that keeps the asynchronisity is what Joey
> > suggested at the start: Instead of waiting/polling for udev events to
> > finish move the code into udev rules that get called asynchronously
> > when the devices appear. That means overhauling the complete boot
> This is what distributions like SuSE did, BTW.
> 
> > concept of Debian. Not something I would do lightly. And not always
> > easy. E.g. how do you convert startx into an udev rule so it can load
> > the mouse modules savely?
> You teach X about hotpluggable devices, which I understand is something
> that has been already planned.

There's already a massively improved evdev driver written by our own
Zephaniah E. Hull which allows this. There's been further work done by both
Zephaniah and (also our own) Daniel Stone to implement this in the server.
The new evdev driver is available and I'll be shipping it with 7.1
(possibly even before) while Daniel's patch is currently undergoing review
and should be made available soon. Either way, the work is in progress and
I'm personally really excited about it.

 - David Nusinow



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