Hostility in plain sight
Posted Dec 19, 2012 14:53 UTC (Wed) by nix
In reply to: Hostility in plain sight
Parent article: The eudev project launches
You most certainly can rename kernel-created devices in udev scripts.
You cannot. From udev 154 NEWS:
Udev now gradually starts to pass control over the primary device nodes
and their names to the kernel, and will in the end only manage the
permissions of the node, and possibly create additional symlinks.
As a first step NAME="" will be ignored, and NAME= setings with names
other than the kernel provided name will result in a logged warning.
Kernels that don't provide device names, or devtmpfs is not used, will
still work as they did before, but it is strongly recommended to use
only the same names for the primary device node as the recent kernel
provides for all devices.
From udev 175 NEWS:
The 'devtmpfs' filesystem is required now, udev will not create or delete
device nodes anymore, it only adjusts permissions and ownership of device
nodes and maintains additional symlinks.
So, no creation, no removal, no renaming.
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