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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Hardware detection tool 0.2
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What bus and slot number does the driver use to register itself before the
plugging the card?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg KH" <greg@kroah.com>
To: "jeff millar" <jeff@wa1hco.mv.com>
Cc: "Carlos E Gorges" <carlos@techlinux.com.br>;
<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Hardware detection tool 0.2

> On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 06:58:59PM -0400, jeff millar wrote:
> >
> > One reason: Not all hardware has the signals needed to detect when a
card
> > gets plugged or unplugged. Consider legacy cPCI systems. The don't
have
> > the Hot Swap extensions or backplane hot swap control. The only way to
find
> > the cards is to periodically scan the bus for new cards, cards that
> > disappeared, or requests for Hot Swap.
>
> But the driver for those devices have a struct pci_driver object that
> they use to register themselves with the PCI subsystem, right? The
> MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE uses the id_table structure in the struct pci_driver
> object. That's all, it isn't necessarily a hotplug specific thing.
>
> And having that MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE for those drivers will allow the
> kernel to load those modules when the bus is scanned for new cards, like
> on boot :)
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>

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