What is the proper way to restart udev?

Steven W. Orr steveo at syslang.net
Thu Mar 1 22:24:49 UTC 2007


On Thursday, Mar 1st 2007 at 14:09 -0700, quoth Kim Lux:

=>
=>Just in case anyone is still wondering about this question, the easiest
=>way to get udev to look at the bus again is udevtrigger.  And its fine
=>to do it on a running machine.  I'm testing udev rules and it works well
=>for that.  Saves a lot of time over rebooting. 
=>
=>man udevtrigger is your friend. :) 

Where is this mythical friend? It's not part of udev.

=>
=>
=>On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 21:11 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
=>> At 4:18 PM -0400 6/9/06, Steven W. Orr wrote:
=>> >On Friday, Jun 9th 2006 at 13:04 -0400, quoth Dan:
=>> >
=>> >=>Steven W. Orr wrote:
=>> >=>> I found /sbin/udevstart but there is no udevstop. Can I kill -1 the
=>> >running
=>> >=>> udevd, or do I kill -9 the udevd followed by a udevstart, or do I have to
=>> >=>> reboot?
=>> >=>>
=>> >=>> TIA
=>> >=>>
=>> >=>Not certain on this but my gut tells me it'd be bad to kill udev on a
=>> >running
=>> >=>system.
=>> >=>-Dan
=>> >
=>> >Umm, thanks, but no. udevd is just another userspace process AFAICT. If it
=>> >weren't running then the worst that could happen is that some dynamic
=>> >device creation would not happen.
=>> >
=>> >Anyone else on how to restart?
=>> 
=>> Run /sbin/start_udev?  It seems to kill udevd before starting udevd.  It's
=>> run by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, which is run by /etc/inittab for si.
=>> ____________________________________________________________________
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=>>       '                              <http://www.georgeanelson.com/>
=>> 
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