Re: [ANNOUNCE] udev 021 release

From: Alex Goddard
Date: Tue Mar 09 2004 - 08:42:47 EST

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, rihad wrote:


> Does the devfs/udev /dev entry get removed when doing rmmod? I though
> not. But since the module isn't there anymore, doing mount /dev/cdrom
> /cdrom would give "No such device". Not a problem per se, but then
> probably rmmod -a isn't as a wise thing to do with udev as it is with
> devfs. Bad.

See past linux-kernel threads on how problematic module unloading is (and
how insanely hard it'd be to fix those problems). You really shouldn't be
using rmmod unless you're a developer as it is.

Alex Goddard
agoddard at purdue dot edu
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