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Re: hotplug, udev and usbkey question

John L Fjellstad wrote:
Rick Macdonald <rickm@timshel.ca> writes:

Does udev (or any other part of this USB issue) need tmpfs? I saw this
mentioned in one place but most don't mentioned it. I'm running 2.6.9.

It doesn't have to, but it's a nice thing to have.  Basically, using
tmpfs, you don't have to clean up /dev whenever you shutdown the system,
since it's just a tmpfs

I had to ask because when I installed udev it complained about tmpfs not being available. I didn't think much of it and didn't catch the exact words. I uninstalled udev and re-installed it, thinking I'd get the error message again, but it didn't complain the second time.

I'm now rebuiling the kernel on another machine with tmpfs, then I'll install all the packages there to see what happens.


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