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

From: Denis Vlasenko
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 01:43:26 EST

On Thursday 28 April 2005 03:15, Joe wrote:
> Ok, I will test when its out.
> >Is the device node in /dev actually a block-special device, or is is coming
> >up as a regular file or something?
> It appears as a special block device before an image is sent. After
> that it appears as a regular file.

What does this mean, "image is sent"? Can you be more specific, like
"I do this: 'cp my_file /dev/sdb1'"

Also, watch logs closely, both syslog (where hotplug and udev are sending
their messages (btw hotplug is shell scripts, you may add debug messages
into them if you need to)), and kernel log.

You can also 'strace -p <pid of udevd>' and strace your cp or whatever
you use to copy image to device.

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