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SubjectRE: Hot swap support in linux?
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few more questions pertaining to hot swap..
1. how exactly do I build my linux kernel with hotswap support. When I do
'make xconfig' (for linux 2.4.4 kernel) I don't see a hotplug option.

2. If I write my driver according to the new way of writing PCI drivers for
ethernet cards i.e using MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE et al, is it enough to
make
my driver hot pluggable.

3. Does the NIC need to provide any particular h/w support to make it
hotpluggable.


Thanks in advance
Koushik


 



-----Original Message-----
From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
[mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]On Behalf Of Alan Cox
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 3:44 PM
To: Raghavendra Koushik
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Hot swap support in linux?


> Does the current linux kernel support hot swap feature for
network interface
> cards(NICs). I would be glad if any of you can provide me some pointers or
> documentation regards the same...

If your hardware supports it - yes. You'll need something like the compaq
hotswap pci backplanes or of course simply use cardbus
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