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SubjectRe: NE2000 PCI clones patches: Vote!
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Hi Alan,

>> This is a bug. We are moving to a PCI only world very fast. PCI is no more
>> a luxury. PCI was made to auto-probe. THis has a drawback. TO use a ne2000
>> PCI adaptor, you have to plug an IO which may change anytime somebody
>> fiddle with your machine (add a device,"enhance" your bios settings,
>> exchange an adaptor).
>
>We don't need to worry about modules much. We do want the 2.0.x kernel
>to support PCI probing at least for the non module case. I'd like to see
>the minimal PCI changes going in perhaps with a
>
>"PCI NE2000 support (Experimental)"
>
>configure line if Paul is concerned about this.

Stop!

The NE2000 driver ALREADY DOES the PCI auto-probing!
Everything already is as it should if one uses ne.c "built-in".
Some maintainer, I guess it was Donald Becker himself, had decided
(I4m almost sure with good reasons) not to accept the auto-probing
result if invoked as a module.

I am using ne.c with a PCI card since months, and I never had to code
any setup values anywhere. ne.c just does it right as-is if not used
as a module, and the built-in PCI code is ok.

Cheers -e
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