Handling Hotpluggable/Dynamic Devices

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Apr 10 20:10:44 PDT 2005


Andrew Benton wrote:
> 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?

Definitely. I'll make a note of it, thanks for the report Andrew.

--
Jeremy H.



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