Re: Proposal for cleaning up kernel driver parameters

David Monro (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 00:00:05 +1100 (EST)

[lots of stuff deleted about making module parameters persistant]

> Nice idea. Especially if rdev(8) (or some new utility) could
> pull the data out of /proc and configure the kernel image file
> so that autoprobing would only be needed the first time the
> kernel is booted.

Slowaris basically does this - when you change the hardware you do a boot -r to
reconfigure all the devices and it goes through the autoprobe phase. Normally
it doesn't bother. Seems to work OK (except when trying to probe ne2000 boards
it can crash horribly - but we already know and cope with that problem). So
all we need is a flag like do_autoprobe on the command line to tell it to do

> Rob
> (