[lfs-dev] eudev project announcement

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 22:33:59 PST 2012

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nathan Coulson wrote:
>> Looks like Gentoo have announced their udev fork, eudev
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/81901
>> I think this  would fulfill our requirements, especially if more
>> problems occur with supporting standalone udev.
> There are a few issues here.  First, they are not releasing a tarball.
> We would have to make our own.
> Second, one issue they seem to address is that udev has problems when
> loading modules.  Since we generally encourage out users to minimize
> modules, that is really not an issue for us.
> Third, they want to support older installations.  Our users can
> generally do that with older versions of udev.
> Fourth, our build is very fast (about 10 seconds for me).  Not going
> through configure is, IMO, an asset.
> Fifth, the code is basically at an initial public beta stage.
> That said, it is a project to watch.
>    -- Bruce

Agreed.  Still worth watching.

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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