18.6. The Boot Script Coldplug

boot.coldplug is responsible for all devices that are not autodetected and for which no hotplug events are generated. It merely calls hwup for every static device configuration designated as /etc/sysconfig/hardware/hwcfg-static-*. This can also be used to initialize built-in devices in a different order than would be the case with hotplug, because coldplug is executed before hotplug.

SUSE LINUX Administration Guide 9.3