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    SubjectRe: [patch 2.6.19-rc6] fix hotplug for legacy platform drivers
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    On Dec 05, David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net> wrote:

    > The pushback on $SUBJECT patch. Which amounts to wanting to break hotplug
    > for several busses, unless someone (NOT the folk promoting the breakage!)
    Please explain in more details how hotplugging would be broken, possibly
    with examples.

    > There are really two issues here:
    >
    > - The "real one", as (yes!) fixed by the $SUBJECT patch. Troublesome legacy
    > drivers, like "i82365", written so they can't hotplug ... but the kernel
    > hasn't previously known that.
    >
    > - The confusion, caused by a false identification of the "i82365" issue
    > being a problem related to module aliasing ... instead of being rooted in
    > the fact that it's a "legacy style" non-hotpluggable driver, since it
    > creates its own device node.

    Nonsense. The purpose of $MODALIAS is to allow automatically loading
    modules using the information provided by the bus driver.
    Because of this reason there is no point for a driver to provide a
    $MODALIAS referring to itself. It will only waste resources causing udev
    to try loading it again.

    --
    ciao,
    Marco
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