Bug 238528 - RFE: always include usb-storage
Summary: RFE: always include usb-storage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-05-01 03:46 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-02-17 20:13:45 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2007-05-01 03:46:56 UTC
We already include the USB host controller modules in the initrd, for the cases
of USB mice and keyboard.

If we always included usb-storage, than rebooting would Just Work when you move
a drive from being internal to an external enclosure - it wouldn't require a
remade initrd.

(Yes, this leaves firewire out for now.)

Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2007-07-03 14:44:03 UTC
With a "USB" stick inserted in a "USB" port of my "PR440FX" mainboard
and running kernel "2.6.21-1.3228.fc7", I obtain:

  "libusual: modprobe for usb-storage succeeded, but module is not

in the "dmesg" log file, and there is actually no trace of the "USB"
device in it.
Only after loading "usb-storage.ko" -manually-, I succeed in having
the "USB" stick appear in "dmesg" and being able to mount it by hand
[yes, it's not mounted by "hal" (?) but this requires a different
bug report, I suppose]. I suppose this problem would disappear if
"usb-storage.ko" were included in the "initrd" file.

Comment 2 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 20:30:17 UTC
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.

Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-08-28 03:37:03 UTC
What is your take on this Peter?

Comment 4 Peter Jones 2009-02-17 20:13:45 UTC
If we always want this included, we should be building it in to the kernel.

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