Patchwork [v6,5/5] manual: update /dev management section.

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Submitter Eric Le Bihan
Date Jan. 13, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
Message ID <1389627907-7821-6-git-send-email-eric.le.bihan.dev@free.fr>
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Permalink /patch/310025/
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Eric Le Bihan - Jan. 13, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
This patch updates the /dev management section in the manual with information
about eudev, which replaces udev.

Signed-off-by: Eric Le Bihan <eric.le.bihan.dev@free.fr>
---
 docs/manual/configure.txt |   16 +++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
Thomas De Schampheleire - Feb. 3, 2014, 10:14 p.m.
Hi Eric,

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Eric Le Bihan
<eric.le.bihan.dev@free.fr> wrote:
> This patch updates the /dev management section in the manual with information
> about eudev, which replaces udev.
>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Le Bihan <eric.le.bihan.dev@free.fr>
> ---
>  docs/manual/configure.txt |   16 +++++++++-------
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/docs/manual/configure.txt b/docs/manual/configure.txt
> index 89df3d9..32a12ce 100644
> --- a/docs/manual/configure.txt
> +++ b/docs/manual/configure.txt
> @@ -310,22 +310,24 @@ different solutions to handle the +/dev+ directory :
>     about +mdev+ and the syntax of its configuration file, see
>     http://git.busybox.net/busybox/tree/docs/mdev.txt.
>
> - * The fourth solution is *Dynamic using udev*. This method also
> + * The fourth solution is *Dynamic using eudev*. This method also
>     relies on the _devtmpfs_ virtual filesystem detailed above, but
> -   adds the +udev+ userspace daemon on top of it. +udev+ is a daemon
> +   adds the +eudev+ userspace daemon on top of it. +eudev+ is a daemon
>     that runs in the background, and gets called by the kernel when a
>     device gets added or removed from the system. It is a more
> -   heavyweight solution than +mdev+, but provides higher flexibility
> -   and is sometimes mandatory for some system components (systemd for
> -   example). +udev+ is the mechanism used in most desktop Linux
> -   distributions. For more details about +udev+, see
> -   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev.
> +   heavyweight solution than +mdev+, but provides higher flexibility.
> +   +eudev+ is a standalone version of +udev+, the original userspace
> +   daemon used in most desktop Linux distributions, which is now part
> +   of Systemd. For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev.
>
>  The Buildroot developers recommandation is to start with the *Dynamic

recommendation
(not changed by your patch, but would be nice to fix at the same time).

>  using devtmpfs only* solution, until you have the need for userspace
>  to be notified when devices are added/removed, or if firmwares are
>  needed, in which case *Dynamic using mdev* is usually a good solution.
>
> +Note that if +systemd+ is chosen as init system, /dev management will
> +be performed by the +udev+ program provided by +systemd+.
> +
>  init system
>  ~~~~~~~~~~~
>

Best regards,
Thomas

Patch

diff --git a/docs/manual/configure.txt b/docs/manual/configure.txt
index 89df3d9..32a12ce 100644
--- a/docs/manual/configure.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/configure.txt
@@ -310,22 +310,24 @@  different solutions to handle the +/dev+ directory :
    about +mdev+ and the syntax of its configuration file, see
    http://git.busybox.net/busybox/tree/docs/mdev.txt.
 
- * The fourth solution is *Dynamic using udev*. This method also
+ * The fourth solution is *Dynamic using eudev*. This method also
    relies on the _devtmpfs_ virtual filesystem detailed above, but
-   adds the +udev+ userspace daemon on top of it. +udev+ is a daemon
+   adds the +eudev+ userspace daemon on top of it. +eudev+ is a daemon
    that runs in the background, and gets called by the kernel when a
    device gets added or removed from the system. It is a more
-   heavyweight solution than +mdev+, but provides higher flexibility
-   and is sometimes mandatory for some system components (systemd for
-   example). +udev+ is the mechanism used in most desktop Linux
-   distributions. For more details about +udev+, see
-   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev.
+   heavyweight solution than +mdev+, but provides higher flexibility.
+   +eudev+ is a standalone version of +udev+, the original userspace
+   daemon used in most desktop Linux distributions, which is now part
+   of Systemd. For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev.
 
 The Buildroot developers recommandation is to start with the *Dynamic
 using devtmpfs only* solution, until you have the need for userspace
 to be notified when devices are added/removed, or if firmwares are
 needed, in which case *Dynamic using mdev* is usually a good solution.
 
+Note that if +systemd+ is chosen as init system, /dev management will
+be performed by the +udev+ program provided by +systemd+.
+
 init system
 ~~~~~~~~~~~