Package udev_static-addon: Information

Danger alert: Package removed from branch sisyphus

Removed in the quest: #163682
Package removed: Alexey Shabalin
Deletion date: April 22, 2016
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Build time:
Mar 24, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Set of static device nodes suitable for virtual /dev filesystem
udev_static is a package complement to udev. While udev itself deals mostly with dynamically created
devices nodes, its approach is not always suitable for real-life usage. In particular, pure udev
system is not able to load an appropriate module when a program accesses corresponding device node,
because this device node simply doesn't exist if the module hasn't been loaded yet.

modules_lookup tries to make up for this deficiency by intercepting attempts to access yet
amissing device nodes and load associated modules before. Unfortunately it requires a patched
version of tmpfs and still doesn't cover all possible cases

recent udev packages (>= 0.50-alt3) support /etc/udev/devices/ subdirectory where system
administrators can create "preconfigured" device nodes which will be copied to /dev upon
udev daemon startup. But this approach when applied thoughtlessly can use a lot of space right
in root partition.

udev_static provides a compressed cpio archive which contains devices inodes to create
upon udevd startup similar to /etc/udev/devices. But because of the form chosen (compressed
cpio archive) even entire contents of old static dev package takes about 90Kb of disk space.

This package contains an almost complete snapshot of /dev system excluding devices which
_exactly_ are handled by hotplug or other standard subsystems

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
udev_static-addon (noarch)

    1. propagator

Last changed

March 24, 2010 Valery Inozemtsev 0.2-alt6
- added null and kmsg nods (closes: #23212)
Nov. 16, 2009 Valery Inozemtsev 0.2-alt5
- fixed fuse permission
Nov. 10, 2009 Valery Inozemtsev 0.2-alt4
- added cuse nod