[Buildroot] [PATCH] busybox: register mdev as hotplug helper

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sun Jul 28 13:14:18 UTC 2013

Dear Gustavo Zacarias,

On Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:28:55 -0300, Gustavo Zacarias wrote:
> On 07/28/2013 05:33 AM, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> > So what do we do with this patch?
> > I ask it because it's still marked as 'New' in patchwork:
> > http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/258619/
> > If we agree that it shouldn't be needed, I suggest to mark it as such.
> > If someone can come up with a proven failure scenario, we can still reopen it.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> Proven failure: not building a kernel with buildroot.

Not really an argument: if you select 'devtmpfs' as the /dev management
method and you build your kernel outside of Buildroot, you have to
enable CONFIG_DEVTMPFS + CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT, otherwise things won't
work. I don't see what it shouldn't be the same for the hotplug helper
selection: if you're building the kernel with Buildroot, then things are
taken care of automatically, otherwise you're on your own.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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