[opensource] articles

Paul Betts bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sat Jan 21 20:38:30 EST 2006


On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 19:08 -0500, Jim Dinan wrote:
> "udev --­ A Userspace Implementation of devfs" by Greg Kroah-Hartman at IBM.
> 
> The abstract reads as follows:
> 
> "Starting with the 2.5 kernel, all physical
> and virtual devices in a system are visible
> to userspace in a hierarchal fashion through
> sysfs. /sbin/hotplug provides a noti-
> fication to userspace when any device is added
> or removed from the system. Using these two
> features, a userspace implementation of a dy-
> namic /dev is now possible that can provide a
> very flexible device naming policy. ..."

Udev is awesome, it makes it so plugging in USB drives doesn't depend on
which order you plug them in so you don't have to be constantly
rewriting your fstab

-- 
Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>



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