eeh patch

Greg KH greg at
Wed Mar 17 08:49:32 EST 2004

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 03:40:12PM -0600, Nathan Fontenot wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 12:21, Greg KH wrote:
> > How about "what the hell are you doing?" as feedback.  :)
> >
> > What's wrong with sysfs and the hotplug interface for doing this kind of
> > stuff?  We need another user-space daemon reading from a /proc file like
> > we need another implementation of devfs...
> >
> > Please, stop reinventing the wheel and use the subsytems and interfaces
> > that are already present in the kernel to do this kind of stuff.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > greg k-h
> Yes, I agree that containing all of this behavior in the kernel
> would be the best way to go.  There's nothing wrong with the
> hotplug interfaces, I just wasn't able to find anything that
> worked for me.  Any help you could provide as to which interfaces
> are the proper ones to use to hotplug/unplug devices from the
> kernel would be very helpful. thanks.

First off, what are you "hotplugging"?  What type of devices are these?
And why are they not covered by the current hotplug interface in the


greg k-h

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