[CentOS] Help with custom udev rule

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 03:11:19 UTC 2008


Hi,

A google search led me to:
http://reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html

There it states that you generally will want your rules before the
system default rules, but in any case it should apply all the rules,
not only the first match, so putting your rule after the defaults
could have some effect.

Also, it seems that the default permissions should be 0660, but for
some reason /dev/net/tun is created with 0600, even though there is
not setting for that in 50-udev.rules... still don't know why.

One other way that might go around this is to use the "last_rule"
option. Apparently, if you add OPTIONS+="last_rule" to the rule it
won't process the further down rules, so this might be one way to fix
your specific problem.

Another useful information from that webpage is the reference to the
"udevtest" command, that I believe could be used to trace exactly what
is happening on your case.

Anyway, I still haven't tried any of those. If you do and find out
what is happening, please share with us your results!

HTH,
Filipe


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