From: Randy Dunlap on
On Tue, 25 May 2010 15:16:38 -0700 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> From: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers(a)>
> This adds:
> alias: devname:<name>
> to some common kernel modules, which will allow the on-demand loading
> of the kernel module when the device node is accessed.
> Ideally all these modules would be compiled-in, but distros seems too
> much in love with their modularization that we need to cover the common
> cases with this new facility. It will allow us to remove a bunch of pretty
> useless init scripts and modprobes from init scripts.


I have no objection to this patch or to it being merged.

I just note that this patch was posted to lkml on 2010-May-20.

If it causes any problems, it can easily be reverted.

I think that some (other, non-gregkh and non-davem) maintainers take far too long
to merge some patches. Maybe it's just a merge window thing.

*** Remember to use Documentation/SubmitChecklist when testing your code ***
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo(a)
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at