[Bridge] [PATCH 01/31] bridge: Auto-load bridge module when socket opened.

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Sat Mar 14 03:36:34 PDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 14:27 -0700, David Miller wrote:

> Did you verify that these changes actually do something?
> Or did you blindly run around peppering source files with
> these annotations?
I converted existing modprobe aliases that most distributions are
carrying around into the one-line kernel patches.

I tested the important ones such as the floppy and ch changes.

If the patches are wrong, which I personally suspected many of them
were, then it's a good example as to why distributions shouldn't hack
around the kernel in userspace, or keep their own patches.

So yes, they're a bit stinky (hell, I even fluffed up the covering mail
subject line <g>) - but distros including Ubuntu were trying to do these
aliases in modprobe rules, so it's a good thing to find out that they're
wrong; no?

Scott James Remnant
scott at canonical.com
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