Scott James Remnant scott at
Mon Nov 21 03:36:02 CST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 03:23 -0600, Jeff Black wrote:

> 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.
Scanning the USB bus is done entirely in the background by the kernel,
it adds no time during the boot process.

Likewise for the PCI, SCSI, IDE, etc. buses.

We don't actually do _any_ hardware detection at boot anymore, I've been
trying to increasingly use the term "hardware activation" for what we

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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