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From: Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com>
To: Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@mail.ru>
Cc: Oliver Neukum <oliver@neukum.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Input layer demand loading
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:33:43 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030716183343.GE2681@matchmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200307162219.17067.arvidjaar@mail.ru>

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 10:19:17PM +0400, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> >> True, but then if you try to open the port, you will only get the base
> >> joydev.o module loaded, not the gameport driver, which is what you
> >> _really_ want to have loaded, right?
> >> 
> >> So there really isn't much benifit to doing this, sorry.
> >
> > Why? It could work the way PCMCIA SCSI works.
> > Cardmgr loads the LLDD, but sd, sg, etc. are loaded
> > on demand.
> 
> how? SCSI (or USB, PCI, EISA etc) have driver-independent means to identify 
> device or at least device class.
> 
> But how are you going you going to know you need to load specific mouse driver 
> (logitech not microsoft) or specific joystick flavour? All that you possibly 
> know that you have _some_ mouse or _some_ joystick ...

Isn't that why we have hotplug in userspace?

That way, we know we have a mouse, but it's up to userspace to find out
what kind.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-07-16 18:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-16 18:19 Input layer demand loading Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-16 18:29 ` Oliver Neukum
2003-07-16 18:33 ` Mike Fedyk [this message]
     [not found]   ` <E19d16P-00044X-00.arvidjaar-mail-ru@f19.mail.ru>
2003-07-17 18:38     ` Re[2]: " Mike Fedyk
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-13 16:39 Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-14  6:22 ` Greg KH
2003-07-14 10:58   ` Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-16  4:29     ` Greg KH
2003-07-16 12:57       ` Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-16 16:26         ` Greg KH
2003-07-16 16:56           ` Måns Rullgård
2003-07-16 17:28           ` Oliver Neukum
2003-07-16 21:23           ` Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-16 21:54             ` Greg KH
2003-07-16 22:07               ` Oliver Neukum
2003-07-16 22:16                 ` Greg KH
2003-07-16 22:21               ` Fredrik Tolf

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