Re: About Sarge's bootup
Incoming from Ritesh Raj Sarraf:
> Lee Braiden wrote:
> > On Monday 16 May 2005 11:02, Carl Fink wrote:
> >> Why is it a "problem" and why do you want to stop it? It isn't hurting
> >> anything.
> > I consider this to be "broken" too. It slows down the boot process, and
> > the messages are misleading, giving the impression that something is going
> > wrong. I haven't got around to removing it from my laptop yet, but on
> > another machine I just installed, I'm just skipping the whole hotplug
> > thing and loading what I need manually.
> No, its not broken. There are a certain modules which get loaded by default
> from /etc/modules. Then later when hotplug starts up its hardware probe it
> tries to load the corresponding module, but finds that its already loaded
You don't consider that an error? Shouldn't hotplug see if there's
anything to do before bulling ahead and doing it? A simple grep of
/etc/modules would create an exclude list.
> and print that message. If you don't want that message, don't allow the
> kernel to load that particular module.
> Its working as designed.
Sure. Is the design correct? :-) Better yet, this should be classed
as an implementation, not design, issue. The design isn't changed by
adding that sanity check to hotplug.
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