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Re: libusual interface [was Re: libusual and ub]



Pete Zaitcev (zaitcev redhat com) said: 
> On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:53:04 -0500, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > I still think we should just use module aliases and either
> > don't auto-bind, or separate the aliases by which driver is
> > best.
> 
> I tried that, and it would be feasible for installer, but the problem is,
> aliases do not work with hotplug anymore in Rusty's module-init-tools.
> They used to work with Keith's modutils. The reason is that Rusty's
> modprobe only expands aliases once (he did not want to implement
> loop detection). But modern kernels use a wildcard string to identify
> a module. This string is matched with the use of an alias mechanism,
> so a second match won't happen.
> 
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/zaitcev/34396.html
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/zaitcev/34596.html

I mean separate the aliases *into the base drivers themselves* - not
using libusual at all. i.e., a given usb id only matches one of
usb-storage or ub.

Bill


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