From: Gavin McCullagh (gavin at domain fiachra.ucd.ie)
Date: Thu 25 Oct 2001 - 16:53:14 IST
On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-10-25 at 11:54, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > I may be wrong here and please someone correct me if I am, but we don't
> > have this problem presumably because ide cdrom is modular and not loaded
> > automatically.
> I suppose you could compile your kernel specifically that way, but why
> wouldn't the module get loaded automatically?
well that's up to you. but the point is to have it as a module so you
could remove it without a reboot.
> I'm running Mandrake 8.1 here, which has a highly modularised kernel.
> Mounting a cdrom loads modules for isofs. There doesn't seem to be a
> module for ide cdrom (ide-cd.o). It's compiled into the kernel.
> If you have to compile a new kernel you're going to need a reboot anyway
Yeah, but if you're going to use ide-scsi one way would be
to leave ide-scsi and ide-cd both as modules. Admittedly it'll require a
reboot *once* when you compile the kernel. Then when you want to
use your cdrw you just remove the ide-cd module and insert the
aforementioned ide-scsi modules.
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