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Bug#78750: Processed: duh



On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 08:40:50PM +0000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> In message <20011207072837.A32025@gondor.apana.org.au>, Herbert Xu writes:
> >Why should lp load if your haven't loaded the low level modules?
> 
> Because you might want to load them later.  It's not supposed to be 
> sensitive to the order in which these things happen.

Hmm, I don't see what's so useful about that.

> Compare the other kernel subsystems.  You can load sd_mod.o without having
> any host adapter drivers present; you can load nfs.o without having any 
> network card drivers present, and so on.

NFS is completely different, it's not a hardware device.  IMHO you should
compare it with other parport devices, e.g., pd/pf/etc.  They all fail to
load unless you actually have the devices present.
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