Re: [linux-usb-devel] RFC drivers/usb/storage/libusual

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 03:59:45 EST

On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 17:01 -0700, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > - request_module() is icky. I keep wanting to get rid of that
> > function, and really don't want to see any further users get added.
> > But that's just my feeling, if there's no other way to do this, I
> > don't mind.
> Yes, yes, and yes. And also, it looks to me as if I am trying to do
> something which "obviously" belongs to modprobe or other user mode
> component. The trouble is, I am unable to find a different solution
> which would not involve an alias pointing to an alias, and Rusty's
> modprobe does not allow that. I could hack it up easily, but he
> put in a comment, "that way lies madness". He probably knew what
> he was doing.

I just didn't want to do loop detection. In userspace you can use an
install command to get the same effect.

Now, why did we want this? In small words...
A bad analogy is like a leaky screwdriver -- Richard Braakman

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