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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 10:39:32 +0100
mru@kth.se (Måns Rullgård) wrote:
> > Is there a specific case for which people want this feature?
> > Offhand it seems like a slightly odd thing to ask for...
>
> I believe the original motivation for module autoloading was to save
> memory by unloading modules when their devices were unused. Loading
> them automatically on demand made for less trouble for users, who
> didn't have to run modprobe manually to use the sound card, or
> whatever. This could still be a good thing in embedded systems.
>

I don't see why it wouldn't be a good thing for regular systems also. Saving
memory is usually a good idea.

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