Kernel page, once again

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Wed Jun 16 07:16:59 PDT 2004

Ian Molton wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 06:06:58 -0700 "Kevin P. Fleming"
> <kpfleming at> wrote:
>> Just saying "I use a modular kernel and it works" is not enough.
> The same issues always existed with modular kernels - some stuff just
>  never did happen automatically, even on 2.2 / 2.4
> I fail to see the problem.

I interpret this as "I fail to see a new problem". OK?

However, people expect things to happen automatically with hotplug. They 
know principles of the old-style modules.conf "alias" configuration 
well, therefore modules not loading automatically were not a problem. 
Now a new magic package called "hotplug" that should, as they think, do 
everything for them. Probably we have to reword this paragraph from the 
hotplug page:

> The Hotplug package contains scripts that react upon various changes
> in the kernel state, in particular, addition and removal of hardware.
> This package also detects existing hardware during boot and inserts
> the relevant modules into the running kernel.

Suggestions are welcome.

Alexander E. Patrakov
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