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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
Witukind <> writes:

> On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 10:39:32 +0100 (Måns Rullgård) wrote:
>> > Is there a specific case for which people want this feature?
>> > Offhand it seems like a slightly odd thing to ask for...
>> I believe the original motivation for module autoloading was to save
>> memory by unloading modules when their devices were unused. Loading
>> them automatically on demand made for less trouble for users, who
>> didn't have to run modprobe manually to use the sound card, or
>> whatever. This could still be a good thing in embedded systems.
> I don't see why it wouldn't be a good thing for regular systems
> also. Saving memory is usually a good idea.

The biggest modules are about 100k. Saving 100k of 1 GB doesn't
really seem worth any effort.

Måns Rullgård

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