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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On 04/27/2012 03:28 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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.

Debian installs udev by default, but as with other init systems it should not
stop your from using whatever-you-like instead of udev.

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