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SubjectRe: udev sysfs docs Re: State of devfs in 2.6?
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Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@free.fr> writes:

> Le mer 10/12/2003 à 21:06, Witukind a écrit :
>> On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:02:46 +0100
>> Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@free.fr> wrote:
>> > Come on ... the stock kernel from your distribution will do the
>> > modprobe for you when you access the floppy, I'm sure you're skilled
>> > enough to configure your own kernel to do the same.
>> > And if you don't want to recompile, just chmod +s modprobe - on your
>> > small machine which needs to save 60k, I bet you're the only user. Or
>> > use sudo.
>> >
>> > Xav
>>
>> I was expecting this kind of reply. Like "if you have an older hardware you
>> can fuck off".
>
> Wow ... how can you understand this in my text ? Because I'm guessing he
> is the only user on his machine ? This has nothing to do with small
> machines, but with system configuration: load on-demand may be done
> without devfs.

It certainly can be done without devfs. I was objecting to the udev
way of thinking that all drivers are always loaded. If you want to
use udev and on-demand loading, you need to do some tweaking.

> Well, I wish do apologize to Måns if he thought I was ridiculing his
> hardware. Just take out the last sentence with "modprobe" if it bothers
> you.

Well, my hardware is as good as any.

--
Måns Rullgård
mru@kth.se

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