Re: Kubuntu's udev broken with 2.6.18-rc2-mm1

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 00:20:21 EST

On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 20:37:57 -0700
Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 10:27:06PM -0400, Andrew James Wade wrote:
> > On Sunday 30 July 2006 20:03, Greg KH wrote:
> > > Something's really broken with that version of udev then, because the
> > > 094 version I have running here works just fine with these symlinks.
> >
> > Maybe, but some really odd things were happening in /sys with the
> > patch. I could still follow the bogus symlinks. More than that
> >
> > /sys/class/mem/mem$ cd ../../class
> > and
> > /sys/class/mem/mem$ cd ../..
> >
> > _both_ ended up with a $PWD of /sys/class.
> Ick, ok, the problem is that my "virtual device" patch isn't in my
> "public" patch set that Andrew pulls from. It will fix this issue up.
> I'll work on cleaning it up to be used by everyone tomorrow and move it
> to the tree that Andrew pulls from. Then the next -mm release should
> have this issue fixed.

Mutter. This stuff breaks my FC3 test box and there is, afaict, no clear
way for users to upgrade udev to unbreak it.

As a developer I could of course bang on things until it works, but that's
not the point. The point is that these patches break Linux on a major
release from a major vendor only two years after its release. That's not a
minor problem, is it?
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