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Old 10-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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How much is eudev functionally behind udev


Hello,

I've recently started using eudev and almost eradicated systemd from my pc. I have had no issues. I'm only wondering how much functionally different (as I heard it is still in heavy development stage) is eudev in comparison to udev.


To be clear this is in no way an eudev vs udev war kind of topic I'm just courious how far the Gentoo team got.
 
Old 10-30-2014, 02:45 AM   #2
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Well, if you are really not seeking polemic, then the right question to ask is: what is (e)udev supposed to do?

The answer is: managing device nodes under /dev dynamically.

Does it do it?

Yes.

There's little else to discuss. A device node handler task is well defined, and will continue to be the same for the next century, just like the purpose of "ls" or "cat".
 
Old 10-30-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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So in other words, I'm not really missing anything. Thanks.
 
Old 10-30-2014, 11:19 AM   #4
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Not really, the aim of any /dev manager is to provide you with nodes to access your hardware. The real differences between them are mostly in the way they set that up. To the end user they are mostly the same.

If you are really interested I guess you can compare the Changelogs since udev-17x which is about when the fork took place (not sure about the concrete version number).

Also, some people (at least in Gentoo) seem to be having issues with udev locking their boot process lately. Not sure what the problem is, and not really interested in finding either
 
  


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