[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev 118-2

Roman Kyrylych 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'
> 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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