Kernel Summit: kexec and fast booting
Posted Jul 22, 2004 4:32 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn
Parent article: Kernel Summit: kexec and fast booting
The "known devices list" could be a compile-time option, in which the system is probed for device info, which is saved in the kernel. Then, when rebooted, the new kernel would already know what was there, and thus be able to avoid probing.
Of course, this would not work with hotplug devices, and certainly not when compiling for a different system. So it would have to be an option.
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