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Re: Boot poster challenge



Ronny Buchmann (ronny-vlug vlugnet org) said: 
> On Tuesday 16 November 2004 21:29, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > > This definitely helped me with my boot times -- the 4-second load gap at
> > > the start I found to be "modprobe floppy", apparently timing out on my
> > > floppyless laptop :)
> >
> > Ah! that's why the floppy ligth flashes during "kudzu" (at the end of
> > it) :)
>
> The question is, who needs a floppy before the system is fully up?

It's for the benefit of udev... for the device nodes to be available
you have to load it, and it can't be sanely hotplugged. (Heck, you
can't even tell whether or not it's there without loading the module.)

Bill


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