Re: The new broken world of 2.6, ALSA, and hotplug.
On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 11:11:11AM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> It's not at all clear to me that the hotplug framework is the right
> way to deal with automatically loading modules at boot time. We have
> other schemes, such as /etc/modules, which work just as well, if not
> better. (It's much easier to add modules that you *do* want to load
> at boot time, as opposed to needing to blacklist every single module
> you don't want ---- and in my case, the number of modules that I
> *don't* want to load, for power management reasons, ***far*** exceeds
> the number of modules that I want loaded automatically.)
I find hotplug to be a rather nice way to get the "right" modules loaded for
the common case. I agree that it should have an easy toggle for users who
don't want it, but I think that it makes a fine default for most users.