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SubjectRe: An idea: a database of modules settings
On Tue, 7 May 1996, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:

> My original suggestion was to have a kernel API, but the persistent data should not be stored
> inside the kernel but on a file.
>
> I guess insmod/rmmod can do it too, to a point, if a format way is established
> by which insmod knowd where the parameters are stored (and makes it available
> to the module init) and the module lets rmmod know where the outgoing data
> is. Maybe just another well-known symbol like the init/cleanup.
>
> It is importanat that not only detection info is saved but also user settable
> modes (from ioctl).
>

Wouldn't it be sufficient to create a directory where the modules can stuff
this info and allow the module writers to change their code as they will?
(Or patch the modules yourself, if you like.)

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