[cgl_discussion] Re: ANNOUNCE: User-space System Device Enumation (uSDE)

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Oct 30 16:58:54 PST 2003


On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 07:45:08PM -0500, David Dodge wrote:
> Greg KH writes:
> > On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 01:12:26PM +0800, Guo, Min wrote:
> > > 2.For non-hotplug device
> [...]
> > >  uDEV:
> > >          not deal with it
> > 
> > See Robert Love's very simple script to populate stuff from sysfs.  It
> > can run from initscript just like SDE.  But in the end, udev will end up
> > in initramfs and we will not need to do this.
> 
> So the intent is to have compiled-in drivers for already-attached
> devices (framebuffer, system disks, loop, whatever) generate calls to
> /sbin/hotplug within initramfs?
> 
> Mainly I'm asking because I did try putting a hotplug script into an
> initramfs a few weeks ago (using -test7), and it didn't appear to be
> invoked for e.g. the VESA framebuffer. So I want to make sure this is a
> "future" capability and not something that should have worked :-)

This is something that should have worked for you today, /sbin/hotplug
does get called during early boot, before init is started up.

thanks,

greg k-h



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