Jeff Black jmblack256 at
Mon Nov 21 03:23:38 CST 2005

On 11/21/05, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen at> wrote:
> * Paul M Edwards
> | "can we just do a MD5SUM on a device list and compare the result
> | against a previously stored value to determine whether the full
> | hardware detection is required?"
> You can't know what USB devices are plugged in without without loading
> the USB modules. You can't know what's plugged into the USB card
> reader without loading the USB mass storage module, etc.
> So, you have to load a fair amount of modules just to be able to scan
> all of you buses.

How proposterous would it be to not scan certain buses by default, but
require a key combination to do a full scan? For instance, to scan the USB
bus 'hold down shift'
It would seem to negatively effect relatively few users, not lose
flexability, and save some time during the boot process.
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