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KernelTrap: hotplug-ng, Tiny Binaries for Autoloading Modules

Feb 13, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Greg KH announced his new hotplug based userspace project known as hotplug-ng. He explains, 'this collection of code replaces the existing linux-hotplug package with very tiny, compiled executable programs, instead of the existing bash scripts.' He goes on to add:

"'But why redo this all in .c code? What's wrong with shell scripts? Nothing is wrong with shell scripts, unless you don't want to have an interpreter in your initramfs/initrd and you want to provide /sbin/hotplug and autoload module functionality. Or if you have a huge box that spawns a zillion hotplug events all at once, and you need to be able to handle all of that with the minimum amount of processing time and memory...'"

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