Re: [PATCH] udev enhancements to use kernel event queue

From: Olivier Galibert (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 04:14:00 EST

On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 09:40:37AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> Dave Miller posted a simple patch to allow netlink to be used for
> kernel->user messages - hotplug/disk error/logging/whatever. I'm
> suprised therefore that the whole thing is being regurgitated again.

"Netlink is not a reliable protocol." sez the manpage.

That sounds a little ridiculous for a local kernel<->user message
protocol. Having to manage acks on that kind of communication is both
painful and quasi-untestable.

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