[Buildroot] [PATCH 20/20 v3] package/xserver_xorg-server: needs libudev, not a udev daemon

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sun Jul 27 12:31:11 UTC 2014

Dear Bernd Kuhls,

On Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:29 +0200, Bernd Kuhls wrote:
> "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote in 
> news:7964be0c75358121baa69301d23eb93d72a64db9.1405777634.git.yann.morin.199
> 8 at free.fr:
> > xserver_xorg-server is happy enough with just a libudev, and does
> > not require a udev daemon.

> although it is true that xserver_xorg-server compiles with libudev alone it 
> segfaults at runtime when checking for video hardware without udev daemon:

That's the kind of thing that worries me about the idea of allowing
only libudev to be installed without the udev daemon running. I believe
libudev and the udev daemon are meant to be used together, and we're
likely to fall into various issues by allowing libudev to be installed
separately from the udev daemon.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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