r7413 - in branches/udev_update/BOOK: . chapter01 chapter06 chapter07

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Tue Mar 7 20:11:48 PST 2006

matthew at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:

> +      <para>If the <filename>modalias</filename> file exists, and its contents
> +      match the module alias, but the module is still not loaded, it is a kernel
> +      bug - the kernel forgets to export the alias to the uevent environment.
> +      This is the case, for example, with the input subsystem in
> +      Linux-&linux-version;, and is anticipated to be fixed in later kernel
> +      versions.  As a workaround...</para>

The "-gregkh" part is essential here. Bare 2.6.15 simply doesn't have 
modaliases for input devices. 2.6.15-gregkh forgets to export them. If 
you think that readers should not know about linux-2.6.15-gregkh, delete 
the entire paragraph.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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