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Re: Getting rid of hotplug & Co. for 2.6

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 19:58:45 +0100
Wolfgang Pfeiffer <roto@gmx.net> wrote:

> Hotplug and its colleagues: I confess my lowest instincts get
> mobilised when thinking on this stuff: I slows down the whole boot
> process so much that sometimes I feel like being on a 2.2 kernel.
> So all I need to know: Can I run a 2.6 kernel without hal, udev and
> hotplug being installed, or with these packages being disabled at boot
> time at least?

The only place I see hotplug mentioned in a 2.6 kernel image is that
certain earlier versions _conflict_. Apt-get seems to agree, telling me
it can uninstall hotplug without taking any other packages or kernel
images with it. I would, however, double check that you have the right
modules listed in the appropriate config file to get loaded at boot
time. Otherwise you will have problems.

As for hal and udev, neither is currently installed on my Athlon 2200
XP+ running a 2.6.9-2-k7 kernel image. That said though, udev does sound
pretty useful and is something I've been meaning to learn more about and
setup on my machine.

So, yes, you can live without all three of those packages. But be
careful in your transition away from them or you can screw your system.


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