System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Features and Benefits of Autoconfiguration

The benefits of autoconfiguration are as follows:

Autoconfiguration is used when you add a new device (and driver) to the system. At this time, you might need to perform reconfiguration boot so that the system recognizes the new device unless the device is hot-pluggable. For information about hot-plugging devices, see Chapter 6, Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks).