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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove module reference counting.
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 06:33:10AM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Agreed that'd be kinda silly. But I was "educated" earlier that driver
> loading shouldn't fail just because hardware is missing, due to hotplug.
>
> Is this wrong?

No, this is not wrong. Older pci drivers would refuse to load if they
didn't find their pci device in the system at that moment in time. All
pci drivers converted to the "new" api (new is a very relative term,
some 3 years old now...) will load just fine even if their devices are
not present.

Hope this helps,

greg k-h
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