[arch-dev-public] Risky business: udev upgrade

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Sun Aug 31 13:03:15 EDT 2008

Am Sonntag 31 August 2008 schrieb Xavier:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 1:03 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, I am not even sure this is a problem with udev or if I did
> > something wrong, but the "auto-mount feature" of gnome apparently
> > stopped working after this upgrade.
> > But the system boot fines, the external usb disk is still properly
> > detected is dmesg, the correct devices are created and with the proper
> > permissions :
> > brw-rw---- 1 root storage 8, 16 août 30 00:32 /dev/sdb
> > brw-rw---- 1 root storage 8, 17 août 30 00:32 /dev/sdb1
> >
> > And I can still mount it manually just fine. Just the automatic mount
> > stopped working.
> > So I have no idea what the problem is.
> As I saw there :
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/hal/2006-August/005777.html
> The event chain goes like this :
>   kernel -> udev -> hal -> dbus -> g-v-m -> dbus -> hal -> kernel
> Since we are only changing udev, I thought the problem should be in
> udev->hal communication, and that hal needs to be updated somehow.
> But I have not found how to debug hal, to be sure hal is indeed the
> problem and that it does not see the udev event.
> I also checked if there were any hal git commits related to udev, and
> found a recent one :
> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=hal.git;a=commit;h=f6af40c1e7ea54e69eb2d25
>9d91dd212065d5f6e But I re-introduced the udevinfo symlink (ln -s
> /sbin/udevadm
> /usr/bin/udevinfo) and it did not help.
> I can reproduce this with the 126 version made by Aaron, the 127
> version made by Tobias, and my own nearly vanilla 127 version
> (on this note, I don't know why Arch has to change so many things from
> vanilla).
we don't change much it's just the module loading that is changed to fit to 
arch module loading procedure, the rest is vanilla as udev ships.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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