[modular-debian] Re: vdev update and design document

  • From: Joel Roth <joelz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: modular-debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 02:06:03 -1000

Jude Nelson wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I just thought I'd post an update on vdev, since I'd mentioned earlier that
> I was shooting for packages by now.  It will take a couple more days, but
> I'm pleased to say that the pre-alpha vdev can do the following:
> * populate itself with all block and char devices known to sysfs
> * hide or change the permissions on devices based on which process is asking
> * run shell scripts as a result of devices appearing or getting removed
> * create device nodes with user-defined paths
> I've added automatic build and packaging scripts to vdev and its
> dependencies (fskit and libpstat) if you're brave enough to play around
> with it :)  Don't try using it for early boot, though--that's not yet
> tested.
> I've also written a design document here, with a development roadmap:
> http://judecnelson.blogspot.com/2015/01/introducing-vdev.html

Fascinating read. Thanks for the update and creative

This wikipedia article is a decent reference for
understanding the device files that appear in the /dev
directory, and that udev and vdev generate.


> Happy Gregorian New Year!
> -Jude

Joel Roth

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