[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev-168-1

Ángel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.org
Wed May 11 19:38:04 EDT 2011

2011/5/11 Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no>:
> Upstream update.
> Please signoff both.
> udev 168
> ========
> Bugfixes.
> Udev logs a warning now if /run is not writable at udevd
> startup. It will still fall back to /dev/.udev, but this is
> now considered a bug.
> The running udev daemon can now cleanly shut down with:
>  udevadm control --exit
> Udev in initramfs should clean the state of the udev database
> with: udevadm info --cleanup-db which will remove all state left
> behind from events/rules in initramfs. If initramfs uses
> --cleanup-db and device-mapper/LVM, the rules in initramfs need
> to add OPTIONS+="db_persist" for all dm devices. This will
> prevent removal of the udev database for these devices.
> Spawned programs by PROGRAM/IMPORT/RUN now have a hard timeout of
> 120 seconds per process. If that timeout is reached the spawned
> process will be killed. The event timeout can be overwritten with
> udev rules.
> If systemd is used, udev gets now activated by netlink data.
> Systemd will bind the netlink socket which will buffer all data.
> If needed, such setup allows a seemless update of the udev daemon,
> where no event can be lost during a udevd update/restart.
> Packages need to make sure to: systemctl stop udev.socket udev.service
> or 'mask' udev.service during the upgrade to prevent any unwanted
> auto-spawning of udevd.
> This version of udev conflicts with systemd version below 25. The
> unchanged service files will not wirk correctly.

Signoff both

Angel Velásquez
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