Change kernel source to prevent hotplug?
lblankers at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 11 03:30:44 PDT 2004
In section 8.3 (of LFS 6.0-testing-20040909) the following sed command
is given to change the kernel source:
sed -i 's@/sbin/hotplug@/bin/true@' kernel/kmod.c
The comment says that this is nessesary as to prevent the kernel from
sending hotplug events when the system is not yet ready for them. But it
appears, to me, that this line disables hotplug all together.
Could someone be more specific on what this line does? Why is sending
events to user-space a problem? And this solution requires someone to
remember to change the kernel source when it is updated, wouldn't it be
a better solution to symlink /sbin/hotplug to /bin/true?
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