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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.10-rc2 start_udev very slow
    On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 08:57:25PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
    > On Thursday 16 Dec 2004 15:56, Greg KH wrote:
    > > On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 07:32:47PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
    > > > I noticed that when upgrading from 2.6.8.1 to rc2, start_udev now takes
    > > > 10-15s after printing
    > > >
    > > > "Creating initial udev device nodes:"
    > >
    > > udevstart should be used instead of start_udev. It goes a lot faster
    > > and fixes odd startup dependancies that are needed.
    >
    > I'm using 048 at the moment. Works great, but if I replace start_udev with
    > udevstart in my init scripts as you suggest, it all goes horribly wrong...
    >
    > udevstart is just a symlink to udev, but start_udev is a script which:
    > - mounts ramfs
    > - runs udevstart
    > - makes some extra nodes not exported by sysfs (stdin/out/err)

    Then I don't really know what to recommend. As the udev startup logic
    is very tightly tied to how the distro is set up, I recommend using
    whatever they do, and ignore what I say :)

    > So I guess I need to migrate this functionality to my init system before I can
    > call udevstart directly.

    I'd suggest just leaving it alone.

    >
    > Is that list of 'extra nodes not exported by sysfs likely to change?'

    What does that list contain?

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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