[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev 128-2

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:04:27 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> Thanks Eric for being on the ball. I didn't check for a new version today.
>> Pushed to testing.
>> Some important changes:
>> * Stock rules are not in /lib/udev/rules.d/
>> * /etc/udev/rules.d is still respected and should be used for non-stock
>> rules
>> * Custom readme moved to /usr/share/udev. slated for removal later
>> (man pages are superior)
>> * Improved stock rules, will eventually need to clean up our Arch rules...
>> * Possibly others.
>> Please test and let me know how it goes.
>> Also, a x86_64 build would be nice.
> Changes compared to -1:
> - Fixed path: /lib/pkgconfig -> /usr/lib/pkgconfig
> - Rewrote load-modules.sh:
>  + Fixes http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10972
>    This adds a new resolve-modalias binary, which resolves an alias
>    without resolving the dependencies (modprobe can't do that). If you
>    have a device which can be used by modules A and B, blacklisting A
>    will no longer result in B being blacklisted with it.
>    resolve-modalias has gcc-libs as a dependency, but gcc-libs is in
>    base anyway, so it shouldn't matter.
>  + Adds more comprehensive messages to /var/log/everything.log
>    including a reason why a module hasn't been loaded.
>  + If you want to disable a device completely, you can blacklist the
>    modalias to prevent all matching modules from being loaded.
>  This should make rc.conf blacklisting way more intuitive.
> - Fixed 80-drivers.rules: This was horribly broken, as modprobe was
>  often called instead of load-modules.sh and thus blacklisting was
>  completely disabled in -1,
> - Add only framebuffer drivers to the framebuffer blacklist, not random
>  modules containing the string 'fb'

Thanks for the rewrite Thomas. Has this sped anything up for you? I
know my udev time on boot is usually between 4s and 6s, so I'll see if
this affects anything when I reboot

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