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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-udev" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="udev.html"?>
10
11  <title>Udev-&udev-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev">
14    <primary sortas="a-Udev">Udev</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The Udev package contains programs for dynamic creation of device
21    nodes.</para>
22
23    <segmentedlist>
24      <segtitle>&dependencies;</segtitle>
25
26      <seglistitem>
27        <seg>Coreutils, GCC, Make, Perl, and Tree</seg>
28      </seglistitem>
29    </segmentedlist>
30
31  </sect2>
32
33  <sect2 role="installation">
34    <title>Installation of Udev</title>
35
36    <para os="a">Compile the package:</para>
37
38<screen os="b"><userinput>make EXTRAS="extra/cdrom_id extras/firmware extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id
39            extras/ata_id extras/usb_id extras/edd_id extras/dasd_id" udevdir=/dev</userinput></screen>
40
41    <variablelist os="c">
42      <title>The meaning of the make parameter:</title>
43
44      <varlistentry>
45      <term><parameter>EXTRAS="extra/cdrom_id extras/firmware extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id
46            extras/ata_id extras/usb_id extras/edd_id extras/dasd_id"</parameter></term>
47        <listitem>
48          <para>This builds the help applications that are used with udev. This
49          helper program assist in correct handling of devices.</para>
50        </listitem>
51      </varlistentry>
52
53    </variablelist>
54
55    <para os="d">If you want to run the testsuite, you need to change
56    a hardcoded reference to the <command>test</command>
57    program:</para>
58
59    <screen os="e"><userinput>sed -i 's@/usr/bin/test@/bin/test@' test/udev-test.pl</userinput></screen>
60
61    <para os="f">To test the results, issue:
62    <userinput>make test</userinput>.</para>
63
64    <para os="g">Install the package:</para>
65
66<screen os="h"><userinput>make DESTDIR=/ \
67    EXTRAS="extra/cdrom_id extras/firmware extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id
68            extras/ata_id extras/usb_id extras/edd_id extras/dasd_id" udevdir=/dev install</userinput></screen>
69
70    <variablelist os="i">
71      <title>The meaning of the make parameter:</title>
72
73      <varlistentry>
74      <term><parameter>DESTDIR=/</parameter></term>
75        <listitem>
76          <para>This prevents the Udev build process from killing any
77          <command>udevd</command> processes that may be running on the
78          system.</para>
79        </listitem>
80      </varlistentry>
81
82    </variablelist>
83
84    <para os="i">Install necessary helpers.</para>
85
86<screen os="j"><userinput>install -D extras/path_id /sbin/path_id
87install -D extras/eventrecorder.sh /lib/udev/eventrecorder.sh</userinput></screen>
88
89    <para os="l">Install the documentation that explains how to create
90    Udev rules:</para>
91
92<screen os="m"><userinput>install -v -m644 -D docs/writing_udev_rules/index.html /usr/share/doc/udev-&udev-version;/index.html</userinput></screen>
93
94  </sect2>
95
96  <sect2 id="contents-udev" role="content">
97    <title>Contents of Udev</title>
98
99    <segmentedlist>
100      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
101      <segtitle>Installed directory</segtitle>
102
103      <seglistitem>
104        <seg>udevcontrol, udevd, udevinfo, udevmonitor, udevsend,
105        and udevtest</seg>
106        <seg>/etc/udev</seg>
107      </seglistitem>
108    </segmentedlist>
109
110    <variablelist>
111      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
112      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
113      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
114
115      <varlistentry id="udevcontrol">
116        <term><command>udevcontrol</command></term>
117        <listitem>
118          <para>Configures a number of options for the running
119          <command>udevd</command> daemon, such as the log level.</para>
120          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevcontrol">
121            <primary sortas="b-udevcontrol">udevcontrol</primary>
122          </indexterm>
123        </listitem>
124      </varlistentry>
125
126      <varlistentry id="udevd">
127        <term><command>udevd</command></term>
128        <listitem>
129          <para>A daemon that reorders hotplug events before submitting them to
130          <command>udev</command>,
131          thus avoiding various race conditions</para>
132          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevd">
133            <primary sortas="b-udevd">udevd</primary>
134          </indexterm>
135        </listitem>
136      </varlistentry>
137
138      <varlistentry id="udevinfo">
139        <term><command>udevinfo</command></term>
140        <listitem>
141          <para>Allows users to query the <command>udev</command> database for
142          information on any device currently present on the system; it also
143          provides a way to query any device in the <systemitem
144          class="filesystem">sysfs</systemitem> tree to help create udev
145          rules</para>
146          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevinfo">
147            <primary sortas="b-udevinfo">udevinfo</primary>
148          </indexterm>
149        </listitem>
150      </varlistentry>
151
152      <varlistentry id="udevmonitor">
153        <term><command>udevmonitor</command></term>
154        <listitem>
155          <para>Prints the event received from the kernel and the event which
156          <command>udev</command> sends out after rule processing</para>
157          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevmonitor">
158            <primary sortas="b-udevmonitor">udevmonitor</primary>
159          </indexterm>
160        </listitem>
161      </varlistentry>
162
163      <varlistentry id="udevtest">
164        <term><command>udevtest</command></term>
165        <listitem>
166          <para>Simulates a <command>udev</command> run for the given device,
167          and prints out the name of the node the real <command>udev</command>
168          would have created or (not in LFS) the name of the renamed network
169          interface</para>
170          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevtest">
171            <primary sortas="b-udevtest">udevtest</primary>
172          </indexterm>
173        </listitem>
174      </varlistentry>
175
176      <varlistentry id="cdrom_id">
177        <term><command>cdrom_id</command></term>
178        <listitem>
179          <para>To be written</para> 
180          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev cdrom_id">
181            <primary sortas="b-cdrom_id">cdrom_id</primary>
182          </indexterm>
183        </listitem>
184      </varlistentry>
185
186      <varlistentry id="firmware_helper">
187        <term><command>firmware_helper</command></term>
188        <listitem>
189          <para>To be written</para> 
190          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev firmware_helper">
191            <primary sortas="b-firmware_helper">firmware_helper</primary>
192          </indexterm>
193        </listitem>
194      </varlistentry>
195
196      <varlistentry id="scsi_id">
197        <term><command>scsi_id</command></term>
198        <listitem>
199          <para>To be written</para> 
200          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev scsi_id">
201            <primary sortas="b-scsi_id">scsi_id</primary>
202          </indexterm>
203        </listitem>
204      </varlistentry>
205
206      <varlistentry id="volume_id">
207        <term><command>volume_id</command></term>
208        <listitem>
209          <para>To be written</para> 
210          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev volume_id">
211            <primary sortas="b-volume_id">volume_id</primary>
212          </indexterm>
213        </listitem>
214      </varlistentry>
215
216      <varlistentry id="ata_id">
217        <term><command>ata_id</command></term>
218        <listitem>
219          <para>To be written</para> 
220          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev ata_id">
221            <primary sortas="b-volume_id">ata_id</primary>
222          </indexterm>
223        </listitem>
224      </varlistentry>
225
226      <varlistentry id="usb_id">
227        <term><command>usb_id</command></term>
228        <listitem>
229          <para>To be written</para> 
230          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev usb_id">
231            <primary sortas="b-usb_id">usb_id</primary>
232          </indexterm>
233        </listitem>
234      </varlistentry>
235
236      <varlistentry id="edd_id">
237        <term><command>edd_id</command></term>
238        <listitem>
239          <para>To be written</para> 
240          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev edd_id">
241            <primary sortas="b-edd_id">edd_id</primary>
242          </indexterm>
243        </listitem>
244      </varlistentry>
245
246      <varlistentry id="dasd_id">
247        <term><command>dasd_id</command></term>
248        <listitem>
249          <para>To be written</para> 
250          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev dasd_id">
251            <primary sortas="b-dasd_id">dasd_id</primary>
252          </indexterm>
253        </listitem>
254      </varlistentry>
255
256      <varlistentry id="etc-udev">
257        <term><filename class="directory">/etc/udev</filename></term>
258        <listitem>
259          <para>Contains <command>udev</command> configuation files,
260          device permissions, and rules for device naming</para>
261          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev etc-udev">
262            <primary sortas="e-/etc/udev">/etc/udev</primary>
263          </indexterm>
264        </listitem>
265      </varlistentry>
266
267      <varlistentry id="lib-udev">
268        <term><filename class="directory">/lib/udev</filename></term>
269        <listitem>
270          <para>Contains <command>udev</command> helper programs
271          and static devices which get copied to /dev when booted.</para>
272          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev lib-udev">
273            <primary sortas="e-/lib/udev">/lib/udev</primary>
274          </indexterm>
275        </listitem>
276      </varlistentry>
277    </variablelist>
278
279  </sect2>
280
281</sect1>
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