udev/hotplug: A call for testers

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Fri Jun 18 19:06:05 PDT 2004


Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 20:05:37 +0600
> "Alexander E. Patrakov" <see at the.sig> wrote:
> 
> 
>>If "a" is unusable without "b", but "b" is undetectable and "a" is a 
>>module, add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf.
>>
>>install a modprobe -i a ; modprobe b ; true
> 
> 
> Now we're getting somewhere - that's what I was after :)  Just one more
> question now...how do we know "b" is undetectable?  Is it a simple case
> of try hotplug first and when it breaks then fallback to our general
> rule?  I'd rather be able to warn users up front about *general classes*
> of devices that are known not to be supported (or supported badly), so
> they don't have to go through unnecessary pain!

In addition to what I have said previously:

I would rather list known supported classes of loadable modules, and say 
that everything else is undetectable.

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Alexander E. Patrakov
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