Handling Hotpluggable/Dynamic Devices

Andrew Benton andy at benton987.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Apr 9 09:06:52 PDT 2005


Sorry if this has been covered already, but I'm just looking at the page 7.4. Device 
and Module Handling on an LFS System in Linux From Scratch - Version 
6.1-testing-20050401 Chapter 7. Setting Up System Bootscripts
It has a section 7.4.3. Handling Hotpluggable/Dynamic Devices which says

  If building a system that has a lot of drivers compiled as modules rather than 
directly built into the kernel, using the S05modules may not be practical. The 
Hotplug package (see http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/) can be beneficial in 
these cases. When the Hotplug package is installed, it will respond to the 
aforementioned kernel's bus driver hotplug events. The Hotplug package will load the 
appropriate module and make this device available by creating the device node(s) for it.

But hotplug is included and installed in the book so that passage should probably be 
re-worded?



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