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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Module alias and device table support.
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In message <200302041745.JAA16796@adam.yggdrasil.com> you write:
> Rusty Russell responded to someone else (whom Rusty didn't name, and
> whom I didn't immediately find in the archives):
> >"insmod foo" will *always* get foo. The only exception is when "foo"
> >doesn't exist, in which case modprobe looks for another module which
> >explicitly says it can serve in the place of foo.
>
> I think perhaps we should separate the name spaces so that the
> kernel never modprobes for an actual module file name. In other
> words, there would only be three ways in which a module would
> "automatically" be loaded:

This sounds like a good idea to me: the current approach is very
ad-hoc. I think we're headed in the right direction, for example the
alias patch introduces "pci:" and "usb:" prefixes for hotplug (and if
you look very hard, there's already a "symbol:" prefix, unused, in the
tree).

Thanks!
Rusty.
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Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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