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Re: [alpine-devel] Can Alpine be built with glibc and mdev?

From: Florian Heigl <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:08:43 +0200


tell the guy my greetings.
I always wondered why the "legacy" commercial unixes do multithreaded
backgrounded device init, and (some!) Linux devs actually think it's a
smart thing to fork a few hundred or thousand shell
scripts to identify system hardware.

2011/10/3 Walter Dnes <>:
>  No, I'm not proposing a fork of Alpine.  There are a bunch of unhappy
> people on the Gentoo-Users list, over the fact that the lead developer
> for udev wants to put a whole bunch of userspace stuff into the boot
> process, which forces either merging /usr into the / physical volume, or
> else booting with initramfs, which is more stuff to go wrong, and very
> painful to debug when it does go wrong.  The udev lead developer is a
> Redhat employee.  The attitude is summarized very well at...
> where the poster says, and I quote...
>> On my fresh Fedora 15 install that's 23 obvious cases.
>  Just because he uses big bloated Redhat doesn't mean everybody else
> wants to.

As to Gentoo, maybe you just need someone else for the job, instead of
a new distro.

the purpose of libvirt is to provide an abstraction layer hiding all
xen features added since 2006 until they were finally understood and
copied by the kvm devs.
Received on Mon Oct 03 2011 - 10:08:43 UTC