udev 146 upgrade

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udev 146 upgrade

Postby Crispy Beef » 2009-10-20 08:40

I'm sure others have experienced the recent issues surrounding a udev upgrade to v146 and above? I keep getting the following error messages when the package tries to configure itself...

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Preparing to replace udev 0.141-2 (using .../udev_146-5_powerpc.deb) ...
Since release 146, udev requires support for the following features in
the running kernel:

- inotify(2)       (CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER)
- signalfd(2)      (CONFIG_SIGNALFD)

Please upgrade your kernel before or while upgrading udev.


Ok, so compiling a kernel is no problem, but before I did I checked the config that was installed with the latest kernel on my system. It reports that both of those options should already be switched on.

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g5:~# grep "INOTIFY" /boot/config-2.6.30-2-powerpc64
CONFIG_INOTIFY=y
CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER=y

g5:~# grep "SIGNALFD" /boot/config-2.6.30-2-powerpc64
CONFIG_SIGNALFD=y


My reported kernel version is as follows:

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g5:~# uname -a
Linux g5 2.6.30-2-powerpc64 #1 SMP Sun Oct 4 09:29:28 UTC 2009 ppc64 GNU/Linux


So I guess my questions are these. Even though the config reports that these options are switched on are they really? And is there a way to tell by checking /proc or somewhere else for the running kernel?

If the options as suggested are actually on, is udev broken or am I missing something else? As you can see I'm on a PowerPC G5 and running squeeze.
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Re: udev 146 upgrade

Postby brainsqueezer » 2010-01-08 14:46

Same problem here. Both options are activated in an 2.6.32.3 self compiled kernel. Seems that some check is done but not explained in the error info.
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Re: udev 146 upgrade

Postby brainsqueezer » 2010-01-08 15:11

If anybody has same problem with udev 150 update was solved disabling CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 (and CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED) in .config.
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Re: udev 146 upgrade

Postby craigevil » 2010-01-08 16:09

No problems with udev here, but I have been running the 2.6.32 kernel since it came out.
$ apt-cache policy udev
udev:
Installed: 150-1
Candidate: 150-1
$ uname -a
Linux craigevil 2.6.32-3.slh.1-sidux-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 7 00:57:04 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
Debian Sid KDE Kernel 3.17 Thinkpad R40 Intel M 1.3 CPU 2GB RAM Radeon Mobility 7500
Debian - "If you can't apt-get something, it isn't useful or doesn't exist"
Debian upgrade script smxi | sysinfo script inxi
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