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Old 07-11-2008, 09:41 AM
Sven Joachim
 
Default Kernel config uevent path

On 2008-07-11 09:58 +0200, David Baron wrote:

> Trying to compile a 2.6.25.8 kernel.
>
> The make oldconfig asks numerous questions, mostly about newly supported new
> hardware and options that are probably not relevant or helpful to me.
>
> However, it did ask for a uevent driver path which wants to default to
> /sbin/hotplug
>
> This does not exist since udev is being used. So ...
>
> Do we leave it alone to default and

Doesn't do harm. When udev starts up, it overwrites that value with the
empty string anyway.

> 1. The kernel puts something there
> 2. or make a symlink there to udevtrigger or something else
>
> Or do I set it directly to /sbin/udevtrigger
> CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER_PATH="/sbin/udevtrigger"
>
> The man for udevtrigger seems to imply that this is what would be used. A
> symlink might be better than compiling this in directly?

Note that /sbin/udevtrigger has been removed from the udev package in
the latest uploads to sid. If you want to change the value, set it to
the empty string, see http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/10/12/415.

Sven


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