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SubjectRe: Persistent module storage [was Linux 2.4 Status / TODO page]
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> 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

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