Re: Christmas list for the kernel
From: Kasper Sandberg
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 16:28:47 EST
On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 16:13 -0500, Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 11/22/05, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 01:31:16PM -0500, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > >
> > > 4) Merge klibc and fix up the driver system so that everything is
> > > hotplugable. This means no more need to configure drivers in the
> > > kernel, the right drivers will just load automatically.
> > What driver subsystem is not hotplugable and does not have automatically
> > loaded modules today?
> All of the legacy stuff - VGA, Vesafb, PS2, serial, parallel,
> joystick, floppy, gameport, etc. Those drivers could be in initramfs
> and only load if the hardware is found. Most of these legacy devices
> have poor sysfs support too. Also, it's not just x86 legacy device all
> of the platforms have them.
> Currently you have to compile most of this stuff into the kernel.
forgive my ignorance, but whats stopping you from doing this now?
> > There are a few issues around PnP devices that I know of, and PCMCIA
> > needs some seriously love, but other than that I think we are well off.
> > Or am I missing something big here?
> > thanks,
> > greg k-h
> Jon Smirl
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