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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:21:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181] by Luca Barbato
1 On 03/13/2012 01:17, Luca Barbato wrote:
3 >
4 > So you need need a smaller udev that is completely self contained and make
5 > sure anything needed for the key rules works. I wonder if the pci-ids cannot
6 > stay somewhere in /etc or /lib
7 >
8 > lu
11 I think gregkh is already on record as saying that the pci-ids file is going
12 to go into /usr and stay there. The errors I got weren't from that, though,
13 it was the init scripts trying to find udevadm, and then not finding
14 libkmod, which was likely installed into /usr/lib64.
16 I guess I don't run a "standard" Linux system anymore. I build a fairly
17 monolithic kernel that contains device drivers for all the hardware in the
18 machine needed to get it up and running, while miscellaneous modules (like
19 CIFS or the Happy MEal quad ethernet card) are modulues. My MIPS systems
20 all run pure monolithic, completely lacking module support entirely.
22 The trend now seems to be to modularize everything these days, even stuff
23 like the core disk drivers, then build those core modules into an initramfs
24 that the kernel cherrypicks from at boot. That's the perception, anyways,
25 and one which I don't really get.
27 Correct me if I'm wrong...
29 --
30 Joshua Kinard
31 Gentoo/MIPS
32 kumba@g.o
33 4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28
35 "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And
36 our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
38 --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic


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