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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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