[linux-dvb] udev creating device nodes too slow

Peter Beutner p.beutner at gmx.net
Tue Jun 21 14:46:45 CEST 2005

Sebastian schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I use udev all the way and I use the dvb drivers as modules, because I
> think if vdr hangs, or there are OSD problems, or when the picture stays
> black, it could help to not only restart VDR but also reload the DVB
> modules.
> The problem is when I start VDR right after modprobing the DVB modules,
> it exits with "No devices found". I have to use
> modprobe ...
> sleep 9
> because 9 secs is the time it takes to create the DVB device nodes.
> Now, is there a trick that would help udev to create device nodes for
> DVB devices instantly? 
IIRC udev creates the devices as soon as they appear in /sys.So I guess 
there is nothing udev can do about that.
Probably the driver initialization just takes somes time. Several 
devices first need to upload some kind of firmware and then boot a DSP 
processor before you can use them.
My dec2000t box needs ~10s to do that, for example.
Whats the problem with
modprobe ...
sleep 9
start vdr ?


> Cheers
> Sebastian

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