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SubjectRe: usbserial/keyspan module load race [was: 2.4.5 keyspan driver]
On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 03:49:10PM -0500, Gregory T. Norris wrote:
> Ok, I've figured out how to reproduce the problem.
>
> Initially, usbcore and usb-uhci are the only USB drivers loaded. If I
> load usbserial and keyspan seperately ("modprobe usbserial ; sleep 5 ;
> modprobe keyspan") everything works correctly. The problem occurs when
> I let modprobe pull in usbserial behind the scenes as a dependency. The
> keyspan driver (usually) doesn't detect the device, and /proc/modules
> forever lists it as "initializing". The module won't unload at this
> point, so the driver's unusable until the next reboot.
>
> Unfortunately I have no idea how/where to fix this. Anyone want to
> take a stab at it?

Which keyspan driver are you doing this with, keyspan_pda.o or
keyspan.o?

Have you tried having the linux-hotplug scripts install the driver for
you when you plug the device in? <http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/>

thanks,

greg k-h
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