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

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Sun Jul 28 14:01:29 UTC 2013

On 07/28/2013 10:51 AM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:

>> For mdev that can be solved, at worst it'll be an (almost) no-op,
>> devtmpfs is another story.
> That's true.

It basically boils down to helping people or not on alternate scenarios.
Some random guy in #pandaboard was having issues loading firmware on a
prebuilt kernel (which sometimes happens to be a sore PITA to build a
working kernel with some vendors/for some people, no point in arguing
that no matter how much we wish everything were upstreamed/vanilla) for
WiFi support and (obviously) mdev wasn't working.
Solution was get your kernel source/config right, or fix the script.
The script was a quick way out without bad side effects.
On a personal level i don't care about the patch, it was just a quick
and painless way of fixing a common problem.

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