Posted Nov 22, 2012 2:38 UTC (Thu) by demarchi (subscriber, #67492)
Parent article: Gentoo's udev fork
Regarding kmod, I was really surprised this was a problem at all since we never received a single complaint. If all their worry is about having a library in /usr that's needed by udev, they could have simply installed the library in /lib or in the worst scenario to link statically to libkmod. It would have being solved with 0 patches to either udev or kmod.
Also the way they are "fixing" things is very weird: there is code going and then coming back. Probably with some small changes. This will only make their lives more difficult if they intend to apply patches from the original udev. For example, there's already a ticket for bringing kmod back: https://github.com/gentoo/eudev/issues/3 and another to apply patches from the original udev: https://github.com/gentoo/eudev/issues/18.