Re: [PATCH/RFC 0/2] Zorro modalias support
On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> I've just upgraded my poor old A4000 (which had been in in storage for 2.5
> years) from Debian woody to sarge, but hotplug and udev break havoc on it:
> - The presence of hotplug causes an out-of-memory during boot-up (only
> 12 MiB of Fast RAM), even before you have the chance to fix anything when
> booting with `-b'.
I usually have HOTPLUG disabled, as udev takes ages to start up.
Memory usage really got worse, my #1 culprit is sysfs, which wastes lots
of memory on dynamically created structures. I looked at it some time ago
and it was painfully obvious that reasonable memory usage wasn't one of
> with the disk rattling like mad. Magic SysRequest didn't seem to
> work (side-effect of reverting to the good old Amiga keymaps?),
It was already broken before. To correctly implement SysRq we would need
to duplicate some of the code to track the shift states. IMO it would be
easier to just add it to the keymap.
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