> Ripping out udev? Have fun with you init scripts no longer knowing anything
> about device state change. Sure, might be useful if you could guarantee that
> devices don't drop in and out of a system, but that's not been true for at least five
> years now. I constantly plug and unplug my phone into my laptop (often just
> to charge the battery, but sometimes for file transfer or for music) so you're
> not capturing the desktop market either. Servers need it for hot swap. Exactly
> what benefits are gained in which market? If you can list them, then we will know.
Udev can be replaced by mdev which comes as part of busybox. See https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/M... and also https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/M... Yes, folks, automounting+autounmounting USB keys, without X running, let alone GNOME or KDE. Yes, mdev *CAN* handle device state change. It sets