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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove module reference counting.
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    On Maw, 2003-07-29 at 21:33, Rusty Russell wrote:
    > > I guess kudzu could simply do lots of I/O ops directly on the floppy
    > > hardware to detect it without loading drivers but thats pretty fugly.
    >
    > Agreed that'd be kinda silly. But I was "educated" earlier that driver
    > loading shouldn't fail just because hardware is missing, due to hotplug.
    >
    > Is this wrong?

    On systems without hotplug, on not hotpluggable devices and in a few other
    cases - yes.

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