Bug 135084 - vmware's /dev nodes dissappear
Summary: vmware's /dev nodes dissappear
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 134641
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2004-10-08 15:12 UTC by Joseph Harnish
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:06:14 UTC

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Description Joseph Harnish 2004-10-08 15:12:31 UTC
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

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 15:14:30 UTC
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

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2004-10-09 02:34:06 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 134641 ***

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-11 08:21:55 UTC
the vmware kernel modules should provide a "dev" entry in the sysfs ...
manually copy the devices to /etc/udev/devices and they will be copied
on system start to /dev

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:06:14 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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