Bug 228265 - Udev doesn't create symlink according to rule
Summary: Udev doesn't create symlink according to rule
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-12 10:37 UTC by Anne
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:58:35 UTC
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Description Anne 2007-02-12 10:37:33 UTC
Description of problem:

This works:
KERNEL=="video*", SYSFS{model}=="Pixart PAC207-BCA", SYMLINK+="webcam"
and /dev/webcam points to the correct /dev/video*, whichever one matches the 
This doesn't - the /dev/DC10+ never gets created:
KERNEL=="video*", SUBSYSTEM=="video4linux", SYSFS{name}=="DC10plus_0_", 
SYSFS{dev}=="81:1", SYMLINK+="DC10plus", GROUP="video"
This is the pci capture card.  The definintions were taken directly from 

At Harald's suggestion I changed the kernel line to
KERNEL=="video*", SYSFS{name}=="DC10plus_0_", SYMLINK+="DC10plus", GROUP="video"

This is the udevinfo:

  looking at device '/class/video4linux/video1':

udevtest /class/video4linux/video1 output shows

udevtest /class/video4linux/video1
main: looking at device '/class/video4linux/video1' from 
subsystem 'video4linux'
udev_rules_get_name: no node name set, will use kernel name 'video1'
udev_db_get_device: no db file to read /dev/.udev/db/class@video4linux@video1: 
No such file or directory
udev_node_add: creating device node '/dev/video1', major = '81', minor = '1', 
mode = '0660', uid = '0', gid = '0'
main: run: 'socket:/org/kernel/udev/monitor'
main: run: '/lib/udev/udev_run_devd'
main: run: 'socket:/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event'
main: run: '/sbin/pam_console_apply /dev/video1 '

Originally the rule was created as /etc/udev/rules.d/99-DC10.rules

At Harald's suggestion I changed that to /etc/udev/rules.d/09-DC10.rules

The symlink still does not get created.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2007-09-20 10:47:07 UTC
Does the problem still exist on F7/F8 ??

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:12:40 UTC
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Comment 3 Anne 2008-04-16 15:29:51 UTC
I'm currently running Rawhide.  I would like to keep this bug open and follow up
with a suitable report once F9 has gone Gold.  Thank you.

Comment 4 Kay Sievers 2008-04-28 03:13:57 UTC
Please try:
it should work fine.

There was a recent fix to make udevinfo not mangle the printed ATTR string:

Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-28 08:44:12 UTC
fix is not yet in F9

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:36:30 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 8 Anne 2009-06-10 08:55:17 UTC
I no longer have F9 or the hardware that required this, so can't assist any further in testing.  I therefore agree that it should be closed now.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:58:35 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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