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Devtmpfs, hotplug, and HAL worked far better even if they were a bit dated. This all goes to show that just because something seems better in fundamental aspects doesn't make it better realistically if the developers don't know what the hell they are doing. Someone should tell Linus to add hotplug, HAL, and devtmpfs back into the kernel and ditch udev if the crap doesn't work correctly. Udev is now part of systemd which is a piece of crap as well. The udev fork probably won't fair much better anyway.
Wait... who did Linus call a "Two-Faced Lying Weasel"?
hotplug, HAL and udev are not part of the kernel and never were. So, mouthing off about Linus and what he should do will get you nowhere. It always amazes me that the most ignorant people are the first and most eager to make their threatening suggestions...
If you really want to be helpful, first know what you are talking about, then work your way towards contributing some code which will accomplish what you think should be done. But, remember that the open source community has not been just stumbling along, waiting for *you* to come along with your bright ideas.
Devtmpfs, hotplug, and HAL worked far better even if they were a bit dated.
I think you mean "devfs". devtmpfs is what is used currently in conjunction with udev.
I like devtmpfs, it a natural and logical evolution of devfs. It's the implementation of udev that is letting the side down, and after reading that exchange on lkml it's clearly a point that is not lost on Linus.