Paul J. Lucas wrote:
On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Eric Gaumer wrote:Yes but you aren't helping anything by unloading the module for it. It isn't like you are going to boost system performance by unloading the module for the cdrom.That's the kind of information I was looking for; thanks.If it bugs you then just uninstall hotplug and load what you need by hand (/etc/modules).But then what about the hotpluggability of USB?
Is that really necessary? We have ~300 servers here and we rip all the USB stuff out of the kernel just for the sake of faster compile times (we build lots of kernels on a daily basis for both test and production environments). You don't don't have to go that extreme. Just remove hotplug and mount any USB device manually. Why would USB be important on a server? Okay maybe for backing up to an external drive. We have a 4TB SAN so the USB can go. Boy are we getting spoiled in this day and age. There was a time when USB didn't even work with Linux. Now almost any device is compatible and we complain we have to manually mount things ;-) -Eric -- "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein
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