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Re: [cdi-devel] [PATCH 0/3] Rework device creation mechanism
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Kevin Wolf <kevin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Making it library driven should solve these problems and might simplify
> adaption to OS specific needs as an extra bonus (I'm thinking of
> Pedigree's pDev here).
Sounds great - certainly seems to be a major improvement that will
make CDI more dynamic.
I'm wondering if this may be an important stepping stone towards a
system where the OS can not only load devices on-demand (and in
hotplug circumstances), but where the OS can also load _drivers_ when
devices are detected. For example, a table linking devices to CDI
driver names, which the OS can use to load drivers on the fly rather
than have a static set of drivers loaded at any one time.
I think this idea may be out of the scope of this specific patchset
discussion, however. I will work on a proper proposal and interface
while I am unable to access the internet over the next week, and
submit it to the list.
Consider the patchset ACK'd by me ;-)