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Bug 135084

Summary: vmware's /dev nodes dissappear
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Joseph Harnish <jharnish>
Component: udevAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact:
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Description Joseph Harnish 2004-10-08 11:12:31 EDT
Description of problem:
I am running VMWare workstation on a FC3T2 host.  when I run
vmware-config.pl it creates a handful of nodes in /dev for use by the
virtual machines.  When I reboot these dissappear and I need to rerun
vmware-config.pl

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How reproducible:
every reboot

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install VMWare
2.  run vmware-config.pl
3.  run vmware (works fine)
4.  reboot
5.  run vmware (missing nodes in /dev)

  
Actual results:
missing nodes in /dev

Expected results:
vmware should start right up

Additional info:
Comment 1 Joseph Harnish 2004-10-08 11:14:30 EDT
This could probably be fixed by changing the way VMWare works but it
might be nice if udev watches the /dev directory for new nodes being
added and adds them to a list of nodes that need to be generated on
reboot.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2004-10-08 22:34:06 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 134641 ***
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-11 04:21:55 EDT
the vmware kernel modules should provide a "dev" entry in the sysfs ...
Workaround:
manually copy the devices to /etc/udev/devices and they will be copied
on system start to /dev
see:
http://people.redhat.com/~harald/udev.html
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:06:14 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.