Re: PNP patch into kernel when?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 23:10:00 -0500 (EST)

> As for the rest of the issues, they _are_ quite tricky. For example with
> my NodeRunner, it _can_ be reconfigured, but probably not without
> rebooting, and as it's an EEPROM, it probably doesn't have that many
> available write cycles. So it would be wonderful to be able to plug in a
> module that lets the configuration manager _know_ it can be reconfigured,
> and do so it if I explicitly authorize it. But doing it without permission
> would be a no-no, and ideally there should be a weighting to suggest that
> changing that device is less favorable then changing other devices.

Yes, this makes sense.

So how about flags like:
- configurable anytime
- needs reboot
- configurable with suervision
- not configurable

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team