udev-114 progress with uClibc

Declan Moriarty junk_mail at iol.ie
Wed Aug 15 09:19:24 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 10:43 -0500, Kevin Day wrote:
> Okay, so I finally found out how to make udev's > 094 boot under a
> uClibc system.
> During the boot process prior to loading/starting udev, I have the
> following command happening:
> echo /sbin/udevtrigger > /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug
> This works in udev094, for whatever reason it now causes udev to lock
> up and not produce proper devices.  The end result is system does not
> boot and sits there.
> The solution was to change this to:
> echo '' > /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug
> and suddenly the system boots.
> I worry that this will cause modules to not be auto-loaded when plugged in.
> However, this is a step forward into solving the problem.
> Its quite hard to tell if it will or won't work considering how much
> udev changes and how much udev has no documentation whatsoever by the
> udev team.

I have always distrusted udev and particularly hated hotplug, and abide
them with great unease on any system. It seems my guts were correct ;-).
        With Best Regards,

        Declan Moriarty.

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