Re: Linux 2.6.10-rc2 start_udev very slow

From: Andrew Walrond
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 16:01:29 EST

On Thursday 16 Dec 2004 15:56, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 07:32:47PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
> > I noticed that when upgrading from to rc2, start_udev now takes
> > 10-15s after printing
> >
> > "Creating initial udev device nodes:"
> udevstart should be used instead of start_udev. It goes a lot faster
> and fixes odd startup dependancies that are needed.

I'm using 048 at the moment. Works great, but if I replace start_udev with
udevstart in my init scripts as you suggest, it all goes horribly wrong...

udevstart is just a symlink to udev, but start_udev is a script which:
- mounts ramfs
- runs udevstart
- makes some extra nodes not exported by sysfs (stdin/out/err)

So I guess I need to migrate this functionality to my init system before I can
call udevstart directly.

Is that list of 'extra nodes not exported by sysfs likely to change?'

Andrew Walrond
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