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SubjectRe: 2.6.12 udev hangs at boot
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Hi Denis.

>>>After all, udev is tied to /sys layout which changes with kernel
>>>and also udev is vital for properly functioning boot process
>>
>>Not if you use a static /dev.
>
>
> Static /dev kind of defeats the purpose of udev.
> I do not want to go back to the days when I had tons of
> /dev/{h,s}d{a,b,c,d,e,f}{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} for every
> IDE and SCSI block device possible. Same for /dev/tty*.
> I want them appear on the fly, if/when hardware is present.

Of course it defeats the purpose of udev. That's not what I
was answering however. It was the blanket statement that
"udev is vital for properly functioning boot process" as
if udev was necessary. udev (for me) is a very fine tool
that serves very many purposes, however it is not vital.

// Stefan
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