5.339. udev

Updated udev packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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.

Bug Fix

BZ#829703
Due to a bug in the binutils linker, the libudev library lost the ExecShield (GNU_RELRO) section, and was no longer protected by the Exec Shield security mechanism. This update provides a patch which ensures that the libudev library contains the ExecShield (GNU_RELRO) section again.
All users of udev are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated udev packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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. The udev package replaces the devfs package and provides better hot plug functionality.

Bug Fixes

BZ#784648
Previously, libudev's function udev_device_get_devnode() returned NULL if the function was called before the udevd daemon processed the uevent for the device node. With this update, the udev_device_get_devnode() function now returns the devnode provided by the kernel.
BZ#735410
Previously, the udev-post non-service script located in the /etc/init.d/ directory always returned a failure code on a status request. This bug has been fixed in this update so that the udev-post service now returns information on whether it has already been run.
BZ#628762
Previously, the udev(7) man page did not mention the "nowatch" option. With this update, the "nowatch" option is now properly documented in the udev(7) man page.
All users of udev are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.