Hotplug and LFS Bootscript Changes (clash of opinion)

Archaic archaic at
Mon May 17 14:23:15 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 12:58:56PM -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Actually, this wrong. /proc/bus/usb itself does not exist until usbcore 
> is loaded, so the mount command I proposed may still not work even with 
> usbcore getting automatically loaded; if the mount command checks the 
> existence of the mountpoint before asking the kernel about the "usbfs" 
> filesystem type then it will fail.

What possible reason could someone have for making their always needed
hardware a module? Build it in the kernel and forget about sounds the
easiest both to do and for the book to assume.


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