[klibc] mkrootdev utility

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Apr 13 11:14:09 PDT 2006

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 4/12/06, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
>> Aaron Griffin wrote:
>>> Does that include the mkrootdev utility as well? fstype doesn't really
>>> make a whole lot of sense without a utility like this (or a bunch of
>>> scripting), unless you're pumping out static /dev nodes.
>> ... or running udev.
> Sure, but that's not really self-contained anymore - plus running udev
> in early userspace is going to imply something to handle sysfs module
> aliases at some point.
> Is udev the "recommended" method for doing this in early userspace?  I
> have a trimmed down version of modprobe if that seems to be a
> reasonable addition - which would help with the modalias loading via
> udev (if wanted).

udev already compiles under klibc; I don't know how big it is.

I think there isn't really a "recommended" way for anything in early 
userspace; there are so many different potential needs that I think we 
need a decent-sized toolbox.


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