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SubjectRe: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]
On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Patrick Mochel wrote:

> One of the ideas that I've kicked around with some people here and the
> ACPI guys is the notion of trigger device enumeration from userspace
> completely.
>
> During the initramfs stage, a program (say devmgr) figures out what type
> of system you have, where the PCI buses are, etc. It tells the kernel this
> information, which then probes for existence, then loads drivers.

Sounds remarkably like the work that Greg has been doing with hotplug
support.

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