1.179. udev

1.179.1. RHBA-2011:1046: udev bug fix update

Updated udev packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The udev packages implement a dynamic device-directory, providing only the devices present on the system. This dynamic directory runs in user space, dynamically creates and removes devices, provides consistent naming, and a user space API. udev replaces devfs, providing greater hot plug functionality.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, the udev helper application scsi_id left temporary devices nodes in the /dev directory. These devices nodes could have been captured by the "pvscan" command and shown in the "pvdisplay" device listing. This unintended behavior no longer occurs with this update. (BZ#677203)
* Previously, the udev daemon was killed and started if the udev package was installed in a chrooted environment. This update prevents restarting the daemon. (BZ#699711)
* Previously, the udev daemon created symbolic links to tape devices in the /dev/disk directory with a wrong name, and not for all tape devices present on the system. With this update, udev now correctly creates symbolic links for all tape devices in /dev/disk as expected. (BZ#689957)
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated udev packages, which fix these bugs.