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RFC: make loader floppy driver loading conditional on PNP BIOS info ?



Hi all,

Currently the loader is unconditionally loading the floppy driver,
this sometimes causes huge delays on systems which do not have a floppy
drive, see for example (there are other bugs too):
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=574492

The proper thing to do here would be IMHO, to make the loading
of the floppy driver conditional on the BIOS declaring PNP id
PNP0700. Which is on which udev normally autoloads the floppy driver,
except that the Fedora kernels are patched to not autoload the floppy
driver at all.

Before investing time into coding this, I would like to receive
some feedback on this idea.

Regards,

Hans


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