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SubjectRe: modules.pnpmap output support
On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 12:44:45PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Thu, 20 Nov 2003 21:23:20 +0000,
> Adam Belay wrote:

--> snip

> > The device ID is checked, but this checking occurs during the driver's
> > probe function, when it calls pnp_request_card_device. This is needed
> > in order for us to properly deal with multidevice cards, especially in
> > ALSA.
> well, the probe callback of all ALSA isapnp drivers doesn't look for
> the matching device ids. that is, the callback trusts that the pnp
> core passes the correct pnp_card_device_id, and it checks only the
> devices listed on this id. so, as mentioned above, if there are
> multiple entries with the same card id but different device ids,
> probing the second entry will fail, because match_card() returns the
> first matching id.

Hmm, I agree, if there are multiple entries with the same card ID then
only the first ID would be matched. I could add some code to match_card()
so that it checks to see if all of the devices in the list are present.
This would, however, break ALSA's current policy of enabling a card, even
if some of its device components are unavailabe. Could you provide any
specific examples of multiple entries with the same card ID? I'd like to
look at some closer.

> > If possibly, I'd like to see the devices in these cards be
> > handled individually in 2.7 but note that doing so would require
> > changes to some drivers and subsystems. The current system works well
> > for 2.6.
> >
> > Because of these factors, and the fact that pnp_device_id is also used,
> > I think that we have to include all of the IDs in the pnpidmap. This
> > would include both the card id and the individual device IDs on each
> > card. pnp_device_id can use the isapnp card device ids in addition to
> > the ids reported by the pnpbios.
> oh, can pnp_device_id be a card id, too, not only a device id?

Only a device ID, but those device IDs can reside on isapnp cards.

> Takashi

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