Do we need hotplug?

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Tue Aug 16 11:56:35 PDT 2005

Andrew Benton wrote:

> make udevdir=/dev EXTRAS=extras/firmware &&
> make udevdir=/dev EXTRAS=extras/firmware install

Based on the fact that I don't think any hardware that requires such 
firmware loading will be fully functional without BLFS packages, I'm not 
sure we want/need to alter our instructions or rules.  I'm open to 
further arguments*, of course.  This is similar to the debate we had not 
so long back regarding audio devices; although one can `cat' files to 
one's audio device, full audio functionality isn't possible without BLFS 
packages.  Therefore we decided that the audio rules should be removed 
from LFS' udev rules.  This hasn't happened yet, as I think it was going 
to be tackled as part of/alongside bug 1032.


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