Re: Debian Installer - boot floppies
On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 02:01:23AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> >I guess we are using udev, but with a devfs-like naming scheme on top, right ?
> >I strongly believe that swim3.ko is not hotplug friendly, or that udev has
> >some trouble with builtin modules, but i would go for the first case.
> udev handles built-in drivers without problems, but it can create
> devices only for drivers which use the 2.6 driver core.
> If they have not been fixed yet then they are unmaintained or very close
> to this, and it's about time they are fixed or support is dropped.
I think that this is not a position acceptable in debian right now, who aims
to support many less-supported-arches/subarches, who still struggle to get
their main patches into mainline. So i believe it is sane to accept that for
the etch timeline it will not be possible to add hotplug support for all of
them, and have some alternative way of handling those.