Re: [PATCH] 2.5.31 driverfs: patch for your consideration

From: Greg KH (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 22:32:55 EST

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 09:54:35PM +0000, Adam Belay wrote:
> By the way, is diethotplug a space efficient binary version of the
> hotplug scripts or is there more to it then that?

Yes it is a space efficient version (the resulting binary is usually
300% smaller than the original modules.*map files being used.) It
achieves these space savings at the expense of flexibility, the binary
is always tied to a specific kernel version.

Embedded and rescue disk distros are using the program, as a replacement
for the hotplug scripts, but the primary purpose is for the program to
live in initramfs and be used as part of the normal kernel boot process.


greg k-h
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