Re: Input layer demand loading

From: Andrey Borzenkov (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 13:19:17 EST

>> True, but then if you try to open the port, you will only get the base
>> joydev.o module loaded, not the gameport driver, which is what you
>> _really_ want to have loaded, right?
>> So there really isn't much benifit to doing this, sorry.
> Why? It could work the way PCMCIA SCSI works.
> Cardmgr loads the LLDD, but sd, sg, etc. are loaded
> on demand.

how? SCSI (or USB, PCI, EISA etc) have driver-independent means to identify
device or at least device class.

But how are you going you going to know you need to load specific mouse driver
(logitech not microsoft) or specific joystick flavour? All that you possibly
know that you have _some_ mouse or _some_ joystick ...

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