>> Ahem, it would be nice to mention that there's actually nothing in upstream *udev* that would make split-off /usr impossible or that would even complain about it.
I don't believe this is needed. I understood the article as "the Gentoo councel hope that forking udev will help the distribution to support separate /usr". I may have a flawed English (I'm French (please don't stop to read my comment)) but I believe that Jon merely summarize the meeting minutes and rapport facts.
>> In particularly the sentence "Whether a fork like eudev can address those concerns remains to be seen." appears very much misleading to me.
This sentence appears very ironic to me. But As I said, I'm not a native English speaker.
On a side note, I believe, and I'm pretty sure I'm alone, that if one has not yet understood that systemd and udev aren't the new evil, then nothing Jon could write would bring relief to one's soul.
That said, I appreciate that you take the time to bring some precisions.
(Also the fact the comment was from a mezcalero puzzled me at first, then I read the name at the end. Is it your super hero secret name ?)