[systemd-devel] HEADSUP: hwdb management split from udevadm

Umut Tezduyar Lindskog umut at tezduyar.com
Thu Dec 18 23:57:01 PST 2014

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:57 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Umut Tezduyar Lindskog
> <umut at tezduyar.com> wrote:
>> Can I send a patch to wrap them with a ./configure option? The option
>> should even include to make udevadm-hwdb.c, libudev-hwdb.c and
>> udev-builtin-hwdb.c configurable.
> Making systemd-hwdb optional (and hence also the .hwdb files) sounds reasonable.

Great! I will prepare something.

> I don't think we should make the library optional though (it is tiny
> and deals well with the db not being around, and having to make it
> optional in its various consumers sounds like unnecessary work).
> Not sure about the builtin, it does not pull in any extra dependencies
> (unlike e.g. blkid), and is pretty small, so not sure I see the
> benefit of having it optional?

It has been bothering me that udev is holding an fd to hwdb.bin but
once we stop installing hwdb.bin, things should be fine. I am OK with
your suggestion.


> Cheers,
> Tom

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