Mass storage, hotplug etc - SORTED?

Declan Moriarty junk_mail at
Tue Aug 2 05:03:44 PDT 2005

Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
> On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 16:46 +0100, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > I have heard of an empty file for /etc/modprobe.conf.
> From me, I'm guessing? I just had a look at my kernel settings, and
> while most things I use are built as modules, it turns out SCSI
> support (CONFIG_SCSI and CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD) are set to built-in.
> That would be why I don't need the config file anymore, since I know I
> used to use entries similar to those provided by Remco - I remember
> the annoyance when the simple 'above' commands weren't supported by
> module_init_tools as they were in modutils.
> Sorry if I've mislead you on that - I thought I had all those built as
> modules, but apparently not. I wonder if that's related to the bit you
> mentioned from the docs, stating that enabling usb-storage
> automatically enabled those SCSI options...

Don't worry, Simon. I heard this (no config file) from more than one 
source. They ARE out there, with udev doing nodes and hotplug doing
modules. But not here - either.


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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