[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev-172

Stéphane Gaudreault stephane at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 11 06:38:10 EDT 2011

Le 11 juillet 2011 12:15:59 Tom Gundersen a écrit :
> Hi guys,
> A new udev version is in [testing], please test and signoff.
> Packaging changes:
> ============
> Support for non-devtmpfs /dev is now moved from udev to udev-compat.
> This leaves only one static devices node (loop0) in the main udev
> package. This is needed due to broken design in the kernel, which
> hopefully one day should be fixed.
> Further deletion of arch specific rules:
> No more symlinks for cdroms (only a small subset of cdroms were given
> symlinks, this was inconsistent, so stop doing that).
> Framebuffer devices are no longer in the video group. Permissions and
> ownership of framebuffer devices are handled by X, so having udev
> rules which has no effect is just confusing (in case users want to
> change the group, the need to do it in xorg.conf).
> rtc and kbd devices are no longer world readable. Having kbd world
> readable looks like an invitation for key-loggers.
> rtc is no longer in the audio group. This does not make much sense,
> and the same change was made by other distros a long time ago.
> Framebuffer blacklisting:
> The blacklist file is moved from /etc/modprobe.d to /lib/modprobe.d,
> where it belongs. This means we can update the file without creating
> .pacsave files, and if a user wants to override the file it should be
> done by copying the file to /etc and editing it there (this file is no
> longer under the control of pacman). In other words, the modprobe
> .conf files work in the same way as the udev .rules files.
> Upstream changes:
> ============
> Udev now enables kernel media-presence polling if available. Part
> of udisks optical drive tray-handling moved to cdrom_id: The tray
> is locked as soon as a media is detected to enable the receiving
> of media-eject-request events. Media-eject-request events will
> eject the media.
> Libudev enumerate is now able to enumerate a subtree of a given
> device.
> The mobile-action-modeswitch modeswitch tool was deleted. The
> functionality is provided by usb_modeswitch now.
> --
> In addition two bugs were fixed upstream after being found by Arch
> user James Morris; and
> support for referencing disks by PARTUUID were added after a
> suggestion from Arch user Keshav P. R.
> (this should be useful for mkinitramfs). Well done guys!
> Cheers,
> Tom

My laptop still works as usual after a reboot. Signoff x86_64.


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