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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] udev 0.1 release

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Greg KH wrote:

> I'd like to finally announce the previously vapor-ware udev program that
> I've talked a lot about with a lot of people over the past months. The
> first, very rough cut is at:

Is there a special reason why you call mknod?
Otherwise you could simply do:

syscall(SYS_mknod, name, S_IFBLK | mode, dev);

This way you don't have to care about major/minor/glibc issues.

> Yes, I know there's still a lot of work to do (serialization, symlinks,
> hooking hotplug so that others can also use it, etc.) but it's a first
> step :)

To help serialization and perfomance issues, it might help to add a daemon
mode to hotplug. The kernel calls hotplug with a pipe from which it reads
the event data, after a certain timeout it can close the pipe and exit.

bye, Roman

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