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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Module alias and device table support.
On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 10:41:36AM +0100, Horst von Brand wrote:
> I fail to see why a module would have to declare aliases for itself.
> Aliases are an userspace/after boot problem (i.e., which one is eth0?,
> etc) Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

I second this. A module can declare, what it provides (e.g. ethX,
scsi-host-adapter), but what is loaded for each actual device
should be decided be be user space (/sbin/hotplug?).

Identification, enumeration and classification is fine in the
kernel, but assigning actual devices to each driver
(e.g. host-adapter-A to a request_module("scsi-host-adapter"))
should be done by user space, where important.

Regards

Ingo Oeser
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Science is what we can tell a computer. Art is everything else. --- D.E.Knuth
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