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SubjectRe: automatic loading of modules?
> Iam told that ethernet drivers and such are loaded on demand and
> once we access the device.

Only if configure that way

> i have a eepro100 on my system, but i dont see a device file in
> /dev? do network device have device representations?
> what does a driver writer has to do to so some other driver that we write
> gets automatically loaded?

nothing... its done in userspace. edit /etc/conf.modules (or
modules.conf on some systems) and put a line is like this:

alias eth0 eepro100 (or whatever its called)


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