mdev is the default device manager on Alpine Linux. It is provided by busybox as alternative to systemd's udev. mdev is not a drop in replacement for udev. See eudev for that instead. mdev lacks some features which makes it not recommended for a full blown desktop enviroment.
The setup-devd to easily install and setup device managers.package privides
Installif it is not already installed.
Mdev is provided by the OpenRC init scripts are required too. If it isn't already installed install it:package which is pre installed on any alpine installation. To run mdev the
If you already have a device manager installed you need to stop it before you start mdev.
Enable the mdev service.
If you are not running in a chroot you will also want to start mdev.
You might also want to take a look at libudev replacement if programms you want to use depend on udev.
First stop the service. This step can be skipped when you are running in a chroot.
Then disable it.
You might also want to uninstall the init scripts since they are not used anymore.
The mdev binary is part of thepackage and therefor can't be uninstalled.