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Re: debian and UDEV

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 08:05:35PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 07:16:00PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > That is because udev is slower so the window of the race condition
> > gets increased many many times. Without udev you don't have to wait
> > for the mknod call to complete.
> I think you got the speed comparison wrong: udev does the mknod() from a
> C program running as a daemon, while hotplug means forking a new shell
> for every event. That should be several magnitudes slower.

The difference being that hotplug doesn't even *attempt* to do an
mknod() in its default configuration. Udev does do so, for everything.

Fun will now commence
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