matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Dec 17 10:10:23 PST 2004
Markus Mahlberg wrote:
> Torsten Vollmann wrote:
>>Markus Mahlberg schrieb:
>>>Uhm, has somebody mentioned yet that the hotplug-package is mising?
>>Hotplug isn't part of LFS-6.0, just of LFS-6.1-testing...
> Hm, that's why.
> But aren't udev and hotplug considered to be an undevideable team?
Well, not really. They do distinctly different things (as is the *nix
way). udev creates devices on-the-fly. Hotplug, IIRC, loads modules
for said devices.
> Using udev on it's own is kind of nice not having all the devices created by
> makedevs, though my point of view is that the hotplugging abilities provided by
> hotplug are vital in times of USB sticks, iPods :)
Not for me. If I plug in a USB device, it'll create a device which I
can then mount and put data on. The fact that you *chose* to compile
your USB drivers as modules is *your* problem (in the nicest possible
sense of the word) to which, yes, hotplug would be one solution (the
'modules' script in LFS-6.0 would be another).
> By the way: I added hotplug "manually" to my LFS-6.0. It works fine with my
> USB stick: modules are loaded, new device-nodes are created.
That's good to know, but during its initial introduction to the book (it
was tested during the LFS-6.0 development process) hotplug was
considered to problematic in conjunction with udev for us to make a
release with it included.
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