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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:33:24 +0100
mru@kth.se (Måns Rullgård) wrote:

> Witukind <witukind@nsbm.kicks-ass.org> writes:
>
> > On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 10:39:32 +0100 mru@kth.se (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.

I don't have 1 Gb of memory. On my laptop with 16 mb RAM saving 100k is worth
the effort.

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