insane kernel settings

Matt Rogers matt at matt.rogers.name
Mon Mar 17 19:17:55 PST 2003


On Monday 17 March 2003 06:01 pm, you wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:58:13 +0000 (UTC)
>
> dagmar.wants at nospam.com (Dagmar d'Surreal) wrote:
> > > didnt we establish that the cradle is a usbserial device and as such
> > > *would* always exist, thus not requiring software modifications?
> >
> > I thought we did.  The (fixable) problem still remains that devfs
> > won't do anything about this until it sees activity from the device.
> > (So we tell it to keep a static device node of it's own, big deal.)
>
> Remind me - it doesnt see the *cradle* until you press the button,
> right?
>
> if thats the case, you can use devfs and hotplug.
>
> if it sees the cradle always, devfs is an irrelevance because it perfoms
> identically to a static node in that case...
>
> either way the palm itself is a serial device and has nothing to do with
> devfs ;)

you are correct, it doesn't see the cradle until you press the button
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