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SubjectRe: modular intel-agp does not work on my box
On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:03:55AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > > You are right without EDAC built , agp modular does work fine. I'm on 2.6.25-rc2-00477-g1a4c6be right now.
> > > So it is an EDAC bug ?
> >
> > No, it's a failing of the pci driver model. It currently doesn't
> > allow more than one driver to be bound to a single PCI device.
> > For multi-function devices like bridges, this means we see problems
> > like the one you mention.
> Well that sounds pretty bad. What will distros do about this?

* ship both modular, and let the user decide which one he wants.
* build just one of them (typically agp)
* build them both, and let the above bug happen
* build agp into the kernel, and edac modular, breaking edac
for a minority.

> Is there something short-term-and-sleazy we can do to "fix" it?

not that I'm aware of. I think Greg has been working on a long-term fix.



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