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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: SCSI scanning
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Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Helge Hafting wrote:
> >
> > Rogier Wolff wrote:
> > [...]
> > > No, that's not it. They parse /proc/pci or the output of lspci to
> > > determine which module to insert.
> >
> > Faster, and fine for pci-scsi. I believe you still need
> > to testload modules for isa-scsi.
>
> When PCI probing fails, the user is often presented with a list of
> possible drivers, and given the option of manually selecting their
> driver (including possible autoprobing).

Indeed. If I remember correctly an "autoprobe" for a CDROM device was
able to tickle a network card into jamming the ethernet (BNC era).
Stuff like that.

Jamming as in: no packet comes through! Imagine that happening every
time someone tries to install Linux.

Roger.

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