lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Jun]   [26]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: parport_pc tries to load parport_serial automatically
Hi lkml,

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:23:03AM +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:
> > If the initialization of parport_serial fails, we obviously get an
> > error message, which is really annoying:
> [This is different to the issue that is fixed in the -ac tree about
> parport_serial getting probed for even when disabled in config.]

> The idea was that people who have multi-IO cards but don't know what
> modules are can have things Just Work: parport_serial gets loaded
> automagically and detects their cards for them. But yes, the flip
> side is that people who _don't_ have multi-IO cards are going to get
> that error.

> - change parport_pc so that it doesn't request parport_serial at
> init. In this case, how will parport_serial get loaded at all?
> Perhaps with some recommended /etc/modules.conf lines (perhaps
> parport_lowlevel{1,2,3,...})?

Can't people who have such things just put:
pre-install insmod parport-serial
post-rm rmmod parport-serial
in modules.conf?

> - people who get the error and don't like it can put 'alias
> parport_serial off' in /etc/modules.conf. Not especially pleasant,
> I guess.

That's the opposite of the above I suppose.

> - parport_serial could be made to initialise successfully even if it
> doesn't see any devices that it can drive.

That sounds icky IMHO.


Simon.

--
UK based domain, email and web hosting ***/ "An excellent suggestion /*
http://www.blackcatnetworks.co.uk/ **/ sir, with only two minor /**
sales@blackcatnetworks.co.uk */ flaws...." - Kryten /***
Black Cat Networks / /****
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:55    [W:0.081 / U:0.084 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site