archive mirror
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Bill Davidsen <>
To: Martin Schlemmer <>
Cc: Mark Watts <>,
	KML <>
Subject: Re: devfsd/2.6.0-test1
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:39:24 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1058443807.13515.1530.camel@workshop.saharacpt.lan>

On 17 Jul 2003, Martin Schlemmer wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 11:17, Mark Watts wrote:

> > I'm running devfs on a 2.6.0-test1 box (Mandrake 9.1 with the new kernel)
> > 
> > Every time I boot, it complains that I don't have an /etc/modprobe.devfs.
> > If I symlink modules.devfs, I get a wad of errors about 'probeall'.
> > What should a modprobe.devfs look like for a 2.5/6 kernel?
> > 
> The module-init-tools tarball should include one.

Agreed, it should. However, the last version I pulled had zero support for
probeall, and more importantly for probe, which is somewhat harder to do
cleanly without having to rewrite the config file for each kernel you

I assume someone will need to write a functional config parser which
handles these features before 2.6 is seriously ready for production.
Giving up the ability to find the working module for a device would be a
step back, and is needed to allow booting with changing configurations,
such as docked or not laptops, PCMCIA cards inserted, various hardware
such as printers and scanners attached, etc.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-17 22:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-17  9:17 devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
2003-07-17 10:02 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Thierry Vignaud
2003-07-17 11:07   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
2003-07-17 12:10 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-17 22:39   ` Bill Davidsen [this message]
2003-07-20 16:27     ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-23 21:28       ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 bill davidsen
     [not found] <>
2003-07-18 10:49 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Mark Watts
2003-07-20 17:17 devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-20 22:48 ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-21 11:09   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Rusty Russell
2003-07-21 14:36   ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Greg KH
2003-07-21 14:52     ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Martin Schlemmer
2003-07-21 15:02       ` devfsd/2.6.0-test1 Greg KH

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \ \ \ \ \ \

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link
Be sure your reply has a Subject: header at the top and a blank line before the message body.
This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).