Re: devfsd/2.6.0-test1

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 17:39:24 EST

On 17 Jul 2003, Martin Schlemmer wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 11:17, Mark Watts wrote:

> > I'm running devfs on a 2.6.0-test1 box (Mandrake 9.1 with the new kernel)
> >
> > Every time I boot, it complains that I don't have an /etc/modprobe.devfs.
> > If I symlink modules.devfs, I get a wad of errors about 'probeall'.
> > What should a modprobe.devfs look like for a 2.5/6 kernel?
> >
> The module-init-tools tarball should include one.

Agreed, it should. However, the last version I pulled had zero support for
probeall, and more importantly for probe, which is somewhat harder to do
cleanly without having to rewrite the config file for each kernel you

I assume someone will need to write a functional config parser which
handles these features before 2.6 is seriously ready for production.
Giving up the ability to find the working module for a device would be a
step back, and is needed to allow booting with changing configurations,
such as docked or not laptops, PCMCIA cards inserted, various hardware
such as printers and scanners attached, etc.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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