Am 26.06.2014 08:43, schrieb Arto Jantunen: > Package: udev > Version: 204-12 > Severity: normal > Tags: patch > > The udev initramfs script is executed with set -e, and attempts to clear > out the contents of /sys/kernel/uevent_helper at boot. If > CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER is not set this file doesn't exist, setting it > fails and the boot stops. The script should check that the file exists > and is writable before trying to write to it. > > A trivial patch to do that is attached. Makes sense. > Additionally udev.init and udev.postinst have checks for the existence > of that file which would stop udev from being started under sysvinit if > that compatibility option is not set. I'm not entirely sure what should > be done about them. Seems reasonable to drop the if [ ! -e /sys/kernel/uevent_helper ]; then echo "udev requires hotplug support, not started." return 1 fi checks from postinst and the udev SysV init script. udev has been switched over to use the netlink based interface for communicating with the kernel a long time ago. Marco, at least I don't see a good reason to keep them. Do you agree? > The kernel team should possibly be notified about keeping this option > enabled for the jessie release to avoid breaking partial upgrades. I don't think they have any plans to change that. But CCed the kernel team just in case. Just curious, was this triggered by . Usually CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER is set (at least by distros for compat reasons) and contains "". Cheers, Michael  http://www.spinics.net/linux/lists/kernel/msg1770793.html -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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