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hotplug (was Re: Option N.V. Wireless WAN modem driver)

On Mon, 27 Jul 2009, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 09:02:05AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> > I see that some other drivers handle the transition automatically but
> > I find that a little distasteful and would prefer to have some kind of
> > hotplug manager for that.
> I disagree. The Linux approach of using a userland component is a mess.
> Please do not duplicate that.

I'm not sure how you are proposing to handle newly inserted USB disks,
CDs, PCMCIA wireless cards etc.. do you suggest that the kernel should
just configure them automatically as they appear?

I can't saying anything about any Linux implementations as I've never used
it, just that the concept of a hotplug manager being separate from the
driver itself is more pleasing to me, as it provides a central control


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