Linus Torvalds Cracks His Whip – udev breakages

“Lennart/Kai, fix the udev regression already. Lennart was the one who brought up kernel ABI regressions at some conference, and if you now you have the *gall* to break udev in an incompatible manner that requires basically impossible kernel changes for the kernel to "fix" the udev interface, I don’t know what to say.

"Two-faced lying weasel" would be the most polite thing I could say. But it almost certainly will involve a lot of cursing.”

see LKML: Linus Torvalds: Re: udev breakages – was: Re: Need of an ".async_probe()" type of callback at driver's core – Was: Re: [PATCH] [media] drxk: change it to use request_firmware_nowait().

Oh boy! It’s good to see someone with his eye on the road at the wheel sometimes… We all make the mistake of thinking too locally or not considering consequences of our actions but Linus whips such failings back into shape. Good for him.

Linus is not the only one up in arms. Some forks of udev are in the works.

udev is a daemon which dynamically creates and removes device nodes from /dev/, handles hotplug events and loads drivers at boot time.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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