Category:Device Manager

From Alpine Linux

A device manager is a program that manages device files in the /dev directory. Permissions and changes in /dev are handled by it.

Alpine linux has several device managers available:

  • mdev (from busybox) is the default.
  • mdevd is standalone, compatible with mdev, more efficient.
  • eudev is a complex, full-featured one.

Not available is udev since it depends on systemd which is not available on alpine. Use eudev instead.

Do I need a device manager?

Yes! Even for very specific use cases you would most likely just create a custom device manager.

See Also

Pages in category "Device Manager"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.