Ruminations on Udev, null and console
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 19:07:31 PST 2011
alupu at verizon.net wrote:
> I do have a confusion underlying this thread.
> I have claimed (possibly wrongly), the Udev philosophy assumes a /dev
> absolutely empty. Are the initial ("metal") null and console nodes
> an LFS specific requirement (based on its particular boot/log sequence
> I tested and confirmed by 2.6.21),
> is it "sanctioned" by Udev developers,
> and/or a "pure" Udev is supposed to start with /dev really empty?
I really don't know. I didn't get involved with this directly when it
was being developed four or five years ago. At the time, I think it was
needed or we wouldn't have put it in. Since that time, it may well have
changed, but (IMO) it's not important enough to change.
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