Re: [dev] Announcing smdev

From: Jack L. Frost <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:14:20 +0400

Note that the currently latest tag doesn't change permissions on already
existing device nodes. If you need it to do that, grab the latest commit.

On Sat, Aug 02, 2014 at 01:59:47PM +0100, Dimitris Papastamos wrote:
> Greetings everyone.
> smdev[0] is now hosted on It is a simple/suckless
> mdev alternative. smdev has similar semantics to mdev. For those
> used to mdev it should be easy enough to switch to smdev.
> smdev is configured via config.h, it would be really nice if there
> was a script to convert an existing mdev.conf into a config.h to make
> the migration less painful. This would also help verify that smdev's
> semantics are similar to mdev. I wanted it to be initially compatible
> with mdev but if certain operations could be done better, smdev might
> start deviating from that initial goal.
> It has been around for about a year now and some people have been using
> it. As far as I know it is relatively stable (it might break if you have
> an exotic setup).
> Testing, ideas and patches would be much appreciated.
> [0]
> Cheers,
> sin
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