Comments on Version 6.0-testing-20040807

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Tue Aug 10 05:40:00 PDT 2004

Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> This applies only to computers that have hot-pluggable devices. This
>> old Pentium doesn't have USB => nothing to actually hotplug. So for
>> _this_ computer it is perfectly OK to disable CONFIG_HOTPLUG and
>> still have working udev (since only udevstart is needed).
> Perhaps.  In general (AKA on most people's systems), I wouldn't rely on
> that...  ;-)
> You also, of course, need to remember to rerun udevstart *every* time
> you load a module.  I remember some discussion of replacing the modprobe
> binary with a script that ran modprobe and then udevstart, but it's not
> in the book at this point (and probably rightly so).


So it looks like we agree that this option is, strictly speaking, not 
required, but highly recommended.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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