Re: packages being essential but having stuff in /usr/?!
On Thu, 15 Jul 2010, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Early system startup (before $remote_fs) is a weird and special
> environment, and most services should just depend on $remote_fs and not
> worry about it. Normally they have to anyway since the daemon being
> started is in /usr. Services that do not depend on $remote_fs are
> services that have to be prepared to run in a limited and special
> environment and will require special attention and thought.
Which potentially includes anything hooked to udev.
/usr is NOT guaranteed to be available to anything in /etc/udev/* and
/lib/udev/*, unless some other bondary condition forces the kernel to never
issue a certain event during startup.
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