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SubjectRe: Dynamic module loading
On Wed, May 19, 1999 at 09:04:32PM -0300, christian wrote:

> > I would have thought that when modprobe loads ppa, it would pull in sd_mod
> > automatically, as long as your dependency information from depmod is up-to-date.
> ppa doesn't depend on sd_mod - it does depend on scsi_mod and parport, but
> not on sd_mod - see the problem.

D'oh, serves me right for replying whilst hung-over :) I looked at your
original message again and I don't think I understand what your problem is.

alias block-major-8 sd_mod will load sd_mod when your scsi disks are accessed;
sd_mod will then request "scsi_hostadapter", which should be aliased to ppa.

Of course, I assume this doesn't work if you have more than one scsi adapter,
but that doesn't seem to be what you're asking.

I can't see a situation in which the feature you asked for would be useful
at the moment, but I'm prepared to be corrected. At any rate, it would be
something to be done in modutils rather than the kernel itself.


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