On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 14:59 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote: > 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. Of course, Debian has many derivative distributions that use some alternate components. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere.
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