Projects / Hotplug2


Hotplug2 is aimed at early Linux user space, i.e. initramfs or initrd, and possibly also at embedded devices (such as WRT-like routers) or very weak machines, such as 386/486. It connects to the uevent netlink socket and reads events. The application generally operates in two modes: dumb and smart.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Apr 2009 10:02

    Release Notes: Most of the core has been rewritten and cleaned up. Dynamically loadable worker modules were added. The rules parser was rewritten. Initial coldplug support was added. Event processing was made faster.

    •  08 Oct 2006 16:33

      Release Notes: This release uses signals to handle children (implies cleanup in the event loop). It has separate info and debugging output. There are minor cleanups.

      •  26 Sep 2006 14:08

        Release Notes: Support for 2.4 hotplug was actively started. A 2.4 coldplug binary, hotplug2-coldplug-2.4, was added. A generate_alias utility was added to create modaliases out of busmaps. hotplug2-dnode was added to convert /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug events into uevents. hotplug2-modwrap was added for modutils. In dumb mode, the program detects whether to use /sbin/modprobe or /sbin/hotplug2-modwrap. This can be overridden using --set-modprobe-cmd. The "setenv" action was added in rules. The --set-coldplug-cmd parameter was added. --udevtrigger was renamed to --coldplug. Comments in rules file are supported.

        •  10 Sep 2006 23:04

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          09 Apr 2009 09:59 jeffcovey

          The website also has a working download for the 1.0 beta, no?

          Horrendously yours,

          08 Apr 2009 18:02 Dougal666

          Is it me, just incapable of coping with this horrendous new Freshmeat design, or are there no download links here? The websire only has a link to 0.9, which is ancient...l


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