source: final-system/common/udev.xml @ e8ddf06

Last change on this file since e8ddf06 was e8ddf06, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 13 years ago

r3698@server: jim | 2006-05-29 10:54:15 -0700
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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  </sect2>
24
25  <sect2 role="installation">
26    <title>Installation of Udev</title>
27
28    <para os="a">Compile the package:</para>
29
30<screen os="b"><userinput>make EXTRAS="extras/floppy extras/cdrom_id extras/firmware \
31    extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id extras/ata_id extras/usb_id \
32    extras/edd_id extras/dasd_id extras/path_id" udevdir=/dev</userinput></screen>
33
34    <variablelist os="c">
35      <title>The meaning of the make parameter:</title>
36
37      <varlistentry>
38      <term><parameter>EXTRAS="extras/floppy extras/cdrom_id extras/firmware
39      extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id extras/ata_id extras/usb_id extras/edd_id
40      extras/dasd_id extras/path_id"</parameter></term>
41        <listitem>
42          <para>This builds the helper applications that are used with
43          udev. The helper programs assist in correct handling of devices.</para>
44        </listitem>
45      </varlistentry>
46
47    </variablelist>
48
49    <para os="d">If you want to run the testsuite, you need to change
50    a hardcoded reference to the <command>test</command>
51    program:</para>
52
53    <screen os="e"><userinput>sed -i 's@/usr/bin/test@/bin/test@' test/udev-test.pl</userinput></screen>
54
55    <para os="f">To test the results, issue:
56    <userinput>make test</userinput>.</para>
57
58    <para os="g">Install the package:</para>
59
60<screen os="h"><userinput>make DESTDIR=/ \
61    EXTRAS="extras/floppy extras/cdrom_id extras/firmware \
62    extras/scsi_id extras/volume_id extras/ata_id extras/usb_id \
63    extras/edd_id extras/dasd_id extras/path_id" udevdir=/dev install</userinput></screen>
64
65    <variablelist os="i">
66      <title>The meaning of the make parameter:</title>
67
68      <varlistentry>
69      <term><parameter>DESTDIR=/</parameter></term>
70        <listitem>
71          <para>This prevents the Udev build process from killing any
72          <command>udevd</command> processes that may be running on the
73          system.</para>
74        </listitem>
75      </varlistentry>
76
77    </variablelist>
78
79    <para os="i">Install necessary helpers.</para>
80
81<screen os="j"><userinput>install -v extras/eventrecorder.sh /lib/udev</userinput></screen>
82
83    <para os="l">Install the documentation that explains how to create
84    Udev rules:</para>
85
86<screen os="m"><userinput>install -v -m644 -D docs/writing_udev_rules/index.html \
87    /usr/share/doc/udev-&udev-version;/index.html</userinput></screen>
88
89    <para os="n">Create a directory for storing firmware that can be
90    loaded by <command>udev</command>:</para>
91
92<screen os="o"><userinput>install -dv /lib/firmware</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        udevtest, and udevtrigger</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="udevtrigger">
177        <term><command>udevtrigger</command></term>
178        <listitem>
179          <para>Walks the sysfs tree for devices that need to be added to the
180          system.</para>
181          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev udevtrigger">
182            <primary sortas="b-udevtrigger">udevtrigger</primary>
183          </indexterm>
184        </listitem>
185      </varlistentry>
186
187      <varlistentry id="cdrom_id">
188        <term><command>cdrom_id</command></term>
189        <listitem>
190          <para>To be written</para> 
191          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev cdrom_id">
192            <primary sortas="b-cdrom_id">cdrom_id</primary>
193          </indexterm>
194        </listitem>
195      </varlistentry>
196
197      <varlistentry id="firmware_helper">
198        <term><command>firmware.sh</command></term>
199        <listitem>
200          <para>To be written</para> 
201          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev firmware_helper">
202            <primary sortas="b-firmware_helper">firmware.sh</primary>
203          </indexterm>
204        </listitem>
205      </varlistentry>
206
207      <varlistentry id="scsi_id">
208        <term><command>scsi_id</command></term>
209        <listitem>
210          <para>To be written</para> 
211          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev scsi_id">
212            <primary sortas="b-scsi_id">scsi_id</primary>
213          </indexterm>
214        </listitem>
215      </varlistentry>
216
217      <varlistentry id="volume_id">
218        <term><command>volume_id</command></term>
219        <listitem>
220          <para>To be written</para> 
221          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev volume_id">
222            <primary sortas="b-volume_id">volume_id</primary>
223          </indexterm>
224        </listitem>
225      </varlistentry>
226
227      <varlistentry id="ata_id">
228        <term><command>ata_id</command></term>
229        <listitem>
230          <para>To be written</para> 
231          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev ata_id">
232            <primary sortas="b-volume_id">ata_id</primary>
233          </indexterm>
234        </listitem>
235      </varlistentry>
236
237      <varlistentry id="usb_id">
238        <term><command>usb_id</command></term>
239        <listitem>
240          <para>To be written</para> 
241          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev usb_id">
242            <primary sortas="b-usb_id">usb_id</primary>
243          </indexterm>
244        </listitem>
245      </varlistentry>
246
247      <varlistentry id="edd_id">
248        <term><command>edd_id</command></term>
249        <listitem>
250          <para>To be written</para> 
251          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev edd_id">
252            <primary sortas="b-edd_id">edd_id</primary>
253          </indexterm>
254        </listitem>
255      </varlistentry>
256
257      <varlistentry id="dasd_id">
258        <term><command>dasd_id</command></term>
259        <listitem>
260          <para>To be written</para> 
261          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev dasd_id">
262            <primary sortas="b-dasd_id">dasd_id</primary>
263          </indexterm>
264        </listitem>
265      </varlistentry>
266
267      <varlistentry id="etc-udev">
268        <term><filename class="directory">/etc/udev</filename></term>
269        <listitem>
270          <para>Contains <command>udev</command> configuation files,
271          device permissions, and rules for device naming</para>
272          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev etc-udev">
273            <primary sortas="e-/etc/udev">/etc/udev</primary>
274          </indexterm>
275        </listitem>
276      </varlistentry>
277
278      <varlistentry id="lib-udev">
279        <term><filename class="directory">/lib/udev</filename></term>
280        <listitem>
281          <para>Contains <command>udev</command> helper programs
282          and static devices which get copied to /dev when booted.</para>
283          <indexterm zone="ch-system-udev lib-udev">
284            <primary sortas="e-/lib/udev">/lib/udev</primary>
285          </indexterm>
286        </listitem>
287      </varlistentry>
288    </variablelist>
289
290  </sect2>
291
292</sect1>
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