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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] udev enhancements to use kernel event queue


    Werner Almesberger wrote:

    >Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    >
    >>[ Event demons ] encourage doing everything in one program,
    >>keeping state in private memory, depending on ordering, and just
    >>generally do bad things.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >Well, the ordering bit is the hairy part. As long as it doesn't
    >matter if an event gets lost every once in a while, and in which
    >order they get processed, things are fine as they are.
    >
    >But then it scares me to see people start to try to design some
    >general serialization mechanism on top of /sbin/hotplug
    >
    >
    A serialization methodology can be built on /sbin/hotplug, but it has
    all of the problems that Linus previously talked about for a kernel
    event queue. The difference is that the problem is moved to userland.

    >- Werner
    >
    >

    -steve



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