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

> On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:33:24 +0100
> (Måns Rullgård) wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't have 1 Gb of memory. On my laptop with 16 mb RAM saving 100k
> is worth the effort.

In that case I don't classify your laptop as a regular system any
more. I remember saying that the space saving could be worthwhile on
small systems a while back.

Måns Rullgård

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