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    SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Hardware detection tool 0.2
    On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 06:58:59PM -0400, jeff millar wrote:
    > One reason: Not all hardware has the signals needed to detect when a card
    > gets plugged or unplugged. Consider legacy cPCI systems. The don't have
    > the Hot Swap extensions or backplane hot swap control. The only way to find
    > the cards is to periodically scan the bus for new cards, cards that
    > disappeared, or requests for Hot Swap.

    But the driver for those devices have a struct pci_driver object that
    they use to register themselves with the PCI subsystem, right? The
    MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE uses the id_table structure in the struct pci_driver
    object. That's all, it isn't necessarily a hotplug specific thing.

    And having that MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE for those drivers will allow the
    kernel to load those modules when the bus is scanned for new cards, like
    on boot :)


    greg k-h
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