With Udev, is hotplug really necessary?
As I am starting to become familiar with Udev and its ability run external programs based on events, is hotplug still necessary anymore? I am running Gentoo and the HAL/DBUS system seems to have broken my hotplug system; my auto-backup scripts (for USB keys) don't work anymore. I was thinking of just scrapping hotplug and performing all of my backups through Udev instead. Is this the best way to do it or am I over-generalizing the two?