[CentOS] Hotplug on CentOS 5

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Thu May 17 01:57:44 UTC 2007


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As some of you might have noticed, CentOS 5 doesn't ship with hotplug
(linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net). Things get handled directly by HAL,
as far as I can tell.

This is ok as long as you are using gnome/kde. However, on a TUI
box, or when you are running another WM (I use IceWM here), you can't
count o HAL. Actually, HAL (as shipped on CentOS 5) doesn't even have
fstab-sync anymore.

Anyway, the interface for /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug is pretty simple
and straighforward. Coding something to handle just the devices I
use is very easy. However, I'm actually considering building and using
hotplug on CentOS 5.

Anyone has tried it yet ? Any word of advice, or other mathods of
handling this situation ?

Best Regards,

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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