Re: Device Node Issues with recent mm's and udev

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 00:07:12 EST

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:57:46AM -0400, Joe wrote:
> On 4/28/05, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Is the device "disappearing" and then the udev deletes the device node,
> > and then dd starts dumping data to a file instead?
> >
> > Anything in your kernel log when this happens?
> >
> > Does this happen with 2.6.12-rc3?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > greg k-h
> >
> I've checked the kernel logs and was unable to find anything
> suspicious. This does not seem to happen on vanilla, its a mm only
> issue.
> The device becomes a regular file, and udev seems to forget about it..

That implies that udev got a hotplug event that told it to delete the

Any kernel log entries? Is the device in usb or firewire mode?

> even if I replug in the device, udev will not touch this file.

That's because the file is not a node, and udev will not overwrite that.

> It also seems to have trouble recreating the node even when the file
> has been deleted

"trouble" how?


greg k-h
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