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Re: Fedora Core 3

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 05:49:48PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 12:55 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 01:36:39PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > I'm not averse to using it, but if you're not changing the device
> > > names, most of the useful functionality could be done just by
> > > using the dev.d callouts without actually having udev manage
> > > /dev.
> > 
> > That's a good point, and should be worthy of allowing udev to be
> > installed by default.  That way things like HAL and gnome-vfs can still
> > work properly, as they chain off of those callouts.
> Basically, yes... and that then makes for a much smaller and simpler
> udev.  nanodev :)  Basically, just the callouts so that HAL can be made
> happy and you have a nice static /dev.  
> None of the complicated "which ruleset and set of shell scripts do I
> need to run", etc.  Makes things far more predictable, lower impact and
> actually gives the real benefit that people are wanting to take
> advantage of without the more controversial bits.

Wow, 58kb is too big for you?  :)

Sure, I could strip udev down to something even smaller like what you
mentioned, but I don't think it will be worth it to anyone, as you can
operate udev in that same mode today with no changes needed to it.


greg k-h

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