Do we need hotplug?

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 20 04:51:58 PDT 2005


Andrew Benton wrote:
> The version of udev we have in the development version of the book (udev 
> 063) sets itself as the default hotplug event handler (cat 
> /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug) so do we need the hotplug scripts? Will they 
> ever be used for anything? Is it ever called?

Related to this, 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-hotplug-devel&m=112449669014540&w=2 
looks like it might be a potential way of coldplugging without the need 
for an initramfs.  Note, I've not even downloaded the tarball, let alone 
inspected or tested it!

Matt.



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