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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 08:55 +0800, Patrick Lauer wrote:
> On 04/27/12 03:32, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 08:08:01PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 02:03:17PM -0400, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >>> I believe Debian still supports running locally compiled kernels which 
> >>> do not depend on udev, and that some setups do not require udev either 
> >>> (not everyone use fibre channel).
> >>
> >> It is supported only in the sense that it is not yet impossible.
> >>
> >> Please don't ask anyone to spend time to avoid udev dependencies;
> >> hotplugging is normal and udev is the proper way to handle all
> >> devices the Linux kernel finds.
> udev is just the reference implementation. mdev [part of busybox] can do
> the same (modulo rules: it has a slightly simpler format that doesn't
> provide exactly the same features (yet))

Sure, for Linux in general you have other options like mdev.  However,
Debian uses udev.


Ben Hutchings
I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere.

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