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[Xen-devel] Name of event-channel and other devices vs. udev

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Name of event-channel and other devices vs. udev
From: Bastian Blank <waldi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 12:51:44 +0200
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Currently udev overwrites the name of the event-channel device to
/dev/xen/evtchn. This approach is about to be discontinued and needs to
be fixed on either side.

| udevd-work[549]: kernel-provided name 'evtchn' and NAME= 'xen/evtchn' 
disagree, please use SYMLINK+= or change the kernel to provide the proper name

There are several fixes for that:
- Make the kernel name the device "xen/evtchn".
- Remove the rule and convert to another name. Either /dev/evtchn, which
  is a bit to generic or something like xen-evtchn.

The first should be the more compatible one.


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