Udev issues in today's coming rawhide
galibert at pobox.com
Thu Mar 2 15:11:26 UTC 2006
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:01:15AM -0500, John Thacker wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 03:50:21PM +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > I hadn't realized my processor wasn't able to count anymore. I'm not
> > sure I want to upgrade to fc5 if it can't do basic arithmetic. Or
> > testing whether symlink(2) returns -EEXIST in a loop.
> udev upstream deprecated the %e functionality and removed it from the
> manpage (claiming that it had never really worked properly). I had
> thought it was supposed to still work, but it doesn't.
I had noticed already that the udev maintainers clearly didn't care
about backwards compatibility, but I didn't think it was the case of
> PAM in /etc/security/console.perms sets the console user to own the
> CDROM devices on login. (Along with other devices, like the soundcard.)
> We do not, in general, want to set the user who logs in as the owner
> of all block devices, such as hard drives. Thus we want some way to
> distinguish which block devices are CD-ROMs that works for PAM on
Reasonable indeed. Of course the udev people would say you should use
hal to get the list of devices.
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