[clug] sound device weirdness

Francis Whittle fudje at phreaker.net
Mon Jan 24 00:32:06 GMT 2005

I've found that udev tends to work better with hotplugging and that kind
of thing.  Which... seems weird, but anyway.
I check 'N' for devfs support these days.  Pointless (Plus, udev is
easier to configure than devfsd :)

On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 09:03 +1100, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 08:58:34AM +1100, Bob Edwards wrote:
> > 
> > Is devfs fully supported in 2.6 kernels? I thought someone told me
> > recently that it was being deprecated (in favour of udev or something).
> > I guess I should look into this a bit more myself :-)
> > 
> It's deprecated, and I read on debian-devel recently that it is slated for
> removal in 2.6.11. udev works (mostly) fine as well. From a users
> perspective, I never had a problem with (and quite liked) devfs, but
> apparently it was implemented really badly under the bonnet. I'm personally
> using udev on my laptop without any major issues. My main problem (and it's
> really with both devfs and udev) is I haven't got my head around the myriad
> of config files involved, so if I want to modify the permissions on a device
> in a persistent manner, I have to do some more reading...
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