Pete Zaitcev (zaitcev(a)redhat.com) said:
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:53:04 -0500, Bill Nottingham
> I still think we should just use module aliases and either
> don't auto-bind, or separate the aliases by which driver is
I tried that, and it would be feasible for installer, but the problem is,
aliases do not work with hotplug anymore in Rusty's module-init-tools.
They used to work with Keith's modutils. The reason is that Rusty's
modprobe only expands aliases once (he did not want to implement
loop detection). But modern kernels use a wildcard string to identify
a module. This string is matched with the use of an alias mechanism,
so a second match won't happen.
I mean separate the aliases *into the base drivers themselves* - not
using libusual at all. i.e., a given usb id only matches one of
usb-storage or ub.