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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Stability of /sys api
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 05:07:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Stability of /sys api by Maxim Kammerer
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 04:56:15AM +0300, Maxim Kammerer wrote

> I don't know at what state udev was 3 or 4 years ago, but mdev can: > > 1. Populate /dev (now unnecessary due to devtmpfs). > 2. Handle ownership, permissions and symlinks to /dev nodes once they > appear, according to simple rules (can be probably done with inotify). > 3. Act as /sbin/hotplug, typically doing something equivalent to this one-liner: > [ "${ACTION}" = add -a -n "${MODALIAS}" ] && modprobe -qb "${MODALIAS}"
That's *EXACTLY* what I want and need. To borrow an old emacs joke, udev is a mediocre OS that lacks a lightweight device manager.
> I don't think mdev can do anything else. Building any serious > framework on top of mdev seems pointless to me, since it will probably > end up as a small subset of udev core reimplemented with scripts.
I *DON'T WANT* "a serious framework", I want a lightweight device manager... period... end of story. Stick with the unix principle of one app doing one thing well. mdev is enough for the vast majority of people. -- Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Stability of /sys api "Olivier Crête" <tester@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Stability of /sys api Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>