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SubjectRe: [RFC] put symbolic links between drivers and modules in the sysfs tree
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On Sun, 2004-09-26 at 06:37, Herbert Xu wrote:
> James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com> wrote:
> >
> >> So what will your userland code do when you run it on a system with
> >> non-modular kernel currently running?
> >
> > Not put a module in the initial ramdisk, since it would be unnecessary.
> > The only information the patch seeks to add is the linkage between
> > driver and module. So you can work back from sysfs to know which
> > devices have which modules
>
> You're assuming that the kernel before/after the reboot have the same
> configuration. This is false in general.

No I'm not. For an initrd/initramfs the only assumption would be that
the boot device's driver is compiled in or modular. If this isn't true,
the system won't boot anyway.

James


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