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SubjectRe: Persistent module storage [was Linux 2.4 Status / TODO page]
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On Tue, 07 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > In the NIC example, I might well want the DHCP client to run whenever I
> > activate the card. Bringing the NIC up with the old configuration - which, with
> > dynamic IP addresses, could now include someone else's IP address! - is worse
> > than useless.
>
> You'll notice the pcmcia subsystem already handles this, and keeps data in user
> space although it doesnt support saving it back. And it all works
>
> In your case it would be something like
>
> eth0 pegasus
> nopersist eth0
> post-install eth0 /usr/local/sbin/my-dhcp-stuff

So, in short, this is already done perfectly well in userspace without some
sort of Registry-style kernelside hack?


James.
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