udev problems

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Sat May 22 20:26:10 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> DJ Lucas wrote:
>> Optimized = No.  Another proggy running in the backround when a static 
>> device would suffice.
> FUD. Please research what you are talking about before making statements 
> like that. udev does not run in the background, it runs at startup to 
> initially populate the /dev directory. From that point forward, if you 
> do not cause any hotplug events to occur, there is no difference between 
> it and a static /dev system. If you do cause hotplug events to occur, 
> udev is invoked to handle those events.

This is wrong for HEAD since the addition of hotplug. We need udevd, 
because it serializes requests to create devices. Otherwise, various 
races can occur.

Alexander E. Patrakov
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