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
(Yes, this leaves firewire out for now.)
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.
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
What is your take on this Peter?
If we always want this included, we should be building it in to the kernel.