Kernel page, once again

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Tue Jun 15 21:26:48 PDT 2004

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> 4) Clearly state our current assumption that the reader knows everything 
> about hotplug, udev and modular kernels, and already has a working 
> combination of these three items. This would result in empty stated 
> target audience, but the fact is that our real target audience (i.e., 
> set of people who are ready to read the book) is already empty.

We seem to be back at the same point we discussed over two weeks ago: if 
the book is going to require significant changes to support _MODULAR_ 
kernels, then we need to strongly suggest that people do not build their 
kernel/drivers in that fashion unless they are well versed in the 
effects that will have on udev, hotplug and the rest of their system.

I don't understand why there is so much effort being put into making the 
book/udev/hotplug/etc. handle these cases, when the simplest solution is 
to just not use modules for 99% of the situations being talked about.

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