Re: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]

From: Greg KH (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 17:03:49 EST

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 12:36:32PM -0800, David Brownell wrote:
> It's too early, the system isn't "hot" yet ... which is why I call this
> problem the "coldplug" issue. Even simple device setup
> operations like modprobing may not be possible, much less
> more complex ones like alerting/starting daemons. So the
> init.d/hotplug script, invoked later, fakes hotplug events to
> make sure the same setup gets done, without requiring users
> to unplug/replug devices.

Hopefully, integration of /sbin/hotplug during the boot process (using
dietHotplug) will reduce the number of things the "coldplug" issue will
have to handle.

greg k-h
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