Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu Jun 1 03:58:54 PDT 2006

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> It appears that all leaks reported up to now are unfixable from udev 
>> side (they are due to drivers probing their hardware in a separate 
>> thread)
> Should this probing of hardware in a separate thread be reported as a 
> bug to the driver maintainers, or is it a feature?

This is a feature :(

<FUD probability="nonzero">
Moreover, in linux-2.6.18 SCSI scanning will be asynchronous by default (i.e., 
in a kernel thread), and this means inability to boot from slow SCSI devices 
like big hardware RAID arrays without initramfs.

> Regardless, please review the following patches.  Obviously, the book 
> patch can't go in until new udev-config and bootscripts tarballs have 
> been generated.

The patch is OK. I give you the permission to release a new version of udev 
config tarball identical to the current one without the "bug" rule and without 
nvidia rules.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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