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SubjectRe: USB host drivers test results (2.5.19) and problem.
On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 08:44:42PM +0200, Stelian Pop wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 09:39:14AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>
> > > > 1. Shouldn't the ehci/ohci drivers give some error on loading, since
> > > > I obviously don't have the hardware ?
> > >
> > > How do they know that? You could have it in your hand and be just about to
> > > insert it.
> >
> > They should not load, like any other pci driver that should not load if
> > you don't have the hardware present for it.
>
> What about the PCI hotplug case, as David suggested ?

When the pci hotplug core sees a new device it calls out to
/sbin/hotplug to load any available driver (if necessary). So if you
later plug in the device, everything will work just fine.

Well, that's the way it's _supposed_ to work, but the pci core changes
in 2.5.19 seem to have broken this too :(

/me looks for Pat Mochel...

thanks,

greg k-h
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