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SubjectRe: pcmcia ioctl removal
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On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 15:03 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:54:16PM +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> relies on cardmgr anymore.
> >
> > I remember needing cardmgr few months ago on sa-1100 arm system. I'm
> > not sure this is obsolete-enough to kill.
>
> Why didn't pcmciautils work?

I have had a problem until 2.6.20 was out with pcmciautils (it did not
recognise the second function of multi-functions pcmcia cards that
needed a firmware .cis file), and the only way to use it was with
cardmgr, way after Nov 2005 :-).

Now it is solved (modulo that sometime the pcmcia modem is ttyS1,
sometime ttyS2, but that's another history --- and probably my fault).
But I wonder if similar problems are hidden away... what about put the
ioctls under a normally-disabled option and let a kernel out with it?

Romano





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