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Re: hotplug blacklists

Marco D'Itri wrote:
It's arguable how much drivers blacklisting is critical.
It's uncommon for users to do it, and as long as they read the
NEWS.Debian email before rebooting nothing bad will happen anyway.

Almost every time a user does it, it's because it's critical. You cannot expect users to read the NEWS.Debian
in every package they upgrade before every reboot.

The absolute minimum functional upgrade path is to Conflict: with all package versions providing old-style blacklists, and to abort early in preinst with a loud warning if any user-specified blacklists are present on the system (much akin to the way libc6 installation aborts on all kinds of dangerous conditions). That's a trivial enough patch that I assume you don't need an actual .diff file to apply it.

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