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

From: Greg KH (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 11:32:27 EST

On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 09:40:37AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2003-06-12 at 23:03, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > This is a significantly crappy aspect of the /sbin/hotplug callout. I'd be
> > very interested in reading an outline of how you propose fixing it, without
> > waiting until OLS, thanks.
> 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.

For error logging stuff I think the netlink interface is fine. And I'm
pretty sure some of the IBM RAS people are looking into useing it.

But as a hotplug interface, no, I do not want to change to using it.
The bash /sbin/hotplug plugin writers would hate me... :)


greg k-h
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