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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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