[lfs-support] "Interesting" Names

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Nov 27 02:55:58 PST 2013


On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 11:03 -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:

> On the other hand, I can understand another possible difference unless
> I don't understand what "hot-plug" means.  To me it's the ability to
> "plug something in" while the computer is running and have it
> work--much like a USB device.  If my NIC is hot-pluggable, I would
> have to open the laptop case to remove it.

For a laptop, then yes, you'd be talking about USB ethernet and wifi
adapters - or possibly, something connected via a docking station. But
some servers allow hotplugging for all sorts of devices, such as the
ability to replace a defective network card without powering down.

Simon.




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