Do we need hotplug?
b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Aug 15 17:32:25 PDT 2005
Matthew Burgess wrote:
> I don't think all device subsystems are udev-compatible at the moment
> (the 'input' subsystem rings a bell here). Additionally, I don't think
> we handle 'coldplug' events correctly, somewhat ironically, without the
> 'hotplug' scripts around. Alexander will no doubt correct me on the
> above though :)
It was a coldplug event which prompted me to write. Udev has broken kernel firmware loading using the hotplug scripts. The solution is to use udev-067 and compile it with
make udevdir=/dev EXTRAS=extras/firmware &&
make udevdir=/dev EXTRAS=extras/firmware install
and then add this line to udev-config-3.rules
(it is one line, sorry if it gets wrapped)
ACTION="add", SUBSYSTEM="firmware", FIRMWARE="*", PROGRAM="/sbin/firmware_helper %k"
Would it be possible to have those changes added to the book?
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