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Re: udev in initrd

On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 11:44:51AM +0200, Owen Taylor wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 18:05, Thomas Woerner wrote:
> > There are test packages in http://people.redhat.com/twoerner/UDEV/ for using 
> > udev in initrd with persistent devices.
> I just wanted to revisit this and ask how this work was going?
> I really have no technical opinions on how it should be implemented
> in detail, but I think it's pretty important to get default use of
> udev(*) into FC3 ... not just for dynamic device usage, HAL, etc,
> but in order to make read-only root setups (e.g., LTSP style network
> boot) easier.
> Regards,
> 						Owen
> (*) I know some people (yes, you, Jeremy) have serious reservations
>     about the details of how udev is implemented. And I really
>     just mean "dynamic creation of device nodes on a ram filesystem".
>     But I don't think the fact that udev is too 
>     bloated/complex/policyless/whatever to run in Anaconda should keep
>     us from trying to start fixing these problems for installed
>     systems.

If HAL is also a daemon, then it could also provide the same functionality
as udev? Or could dbus-support be added to udev, too?

I also haven't looked at this myself, but AFAIK udev is collecting the
information to maintain /dev and hal is a daemon providing information
on available hardware. Hmmm...


Florian La Roche

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