[Wolves] Anyone seen this?

Aquarius aquarius-lists at kryogenix.org
Fri Jan 23 15:04:03 GMT 2004

Aquarius spoo'd forth:
> Old Dan spoo'd forth:
>> http://www.arstechnica.com/etc/linux/love-interview-1.html
>> It seems with 2.6 they're working on moving hardware device management 
>> into user space.  Anyone know any more than this?  Sounds way cool to 
>> me.  :)
> It is cool. udev rocks the bollock. I've been experimenting with it.
> Robert Love and some of the Gnome guys are putting together "Project
> Utopia" based on it. It's dead neat. The only issue I've found with
> it is that it only recognises stuff after you've started it up, which
> by definition means it won't recognise your hard drives and stuff
> (since they need to be up already in order to run anything!). If you
> only want it for digital cameras and the like then it's the mutt's
> nuts. If you want to abandon a static /dev entirely then you have
> to either boot Linux from an initramfs (hard complex stuff) or
> use a script some guy wrote (and I can't find) which walks through
> /sys (sysfs! it's everying /proc is supposed to be!) and creates
> device nodes for you from it.

Hm. http://kt.zork.net/kernel-traffic/kt20040120_248.html#4 covers
Greg's release of udev-011, which makes reference to "the udev
init script", which seems to be this walk-through-sysfs script that
I mentioned. So it's possible that mainline udev already does all
this. It just keeps getting better and better...


I'd expect most of the IT department to be MCSE monkeys who wouldn't
know network security if it danced around them nakes carrying a sign
saying 'I am network security'.
           -- Dan

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