[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev 118-2
roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 11:15:53 EST 2008
2008/2/21, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Roman Kyrylych
> <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've just rendered my system unusable after installing udev-118-2 but
> > not the latest initscripts,
> > because initscripts in core check for start_udev, and when it's not
> > available - falls back to static /dev which obviously has only a
> > couple of files, and no /dev/sda*.
> > User has to remount / in rw mode (to make changes to local db
> > possible), then downgrade udev or update initscripts.
> > This happens only when user upgrades udev without upgrading to
> > initscripts first.
> > I don't know how this should be solved in a clean way.
> > Will a big fat warning in udev's pre_upgrade with 'read' command and
> > Ctrl-C possibility be enought?
> > The situation when upgrading initscripts and using older udev is
> > already covered by depends=(... udev>=118 ...) in initscripts'
> > PKGBUILD.
> This is exactly why I wanted to do the udev upgrade a bit more gradually...
> start_udev sucks, but we can leave it in for an iteration or two.
I think we could release udev-118-3 with start_udev in it.
Older initscripts would use that and don't fail to static /dev,
newer initscripts would use udevadm.
Then in next version of udev we can safely remove it, I think.
Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
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