[Wolves] Anyone seen this?

Old Dan dan at dannyboy.dnsalias.org
Fri Jan 23 16:43:23 GMT 2004

Aquarius wrote:
> Aquarius spoo'd forth:
>>Old Dan spoo'd forth:
>>>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...

Right.  That's it.  I know what I'm going to be doing with /my/ laptop 

::winces, preparing for the inevitable...::


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