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SubjectRe: Compiling cardbus devices monolithic doesn't work?
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:34:37 -0400 Rob Landley <> wrote:

| Ahem, second attempt:
| On Monday 18 August 2003 03:44, Russell King wrote:
| > You still need to use cardmgr to bind the driver to the device.
| > It seems to work for me here on SA11x0 platforms, and I'm not aware
| > of it breaking at any point in the 2.5 series.
| >
| > While it is true that Cardbus devices plugged into cardbus slots do
| > not need cardmgr, PCMCIA devices still do.
| The hotplug scripts from RH9 are there and seem happy, I thought cardmgr was
| called from them. (The same setup works in 2.4.21, albeit with modules
| enabled. I should compile a monolithic 2.4 kernel and see what it does...)
| > > (P.S. And while I'm at it, what's the relationship between orinoco_cs,
| > > orinoco, and hermes? The /proc/modules dependency tree thing says
| > > they're using each other in a chain. Probably true, just a bit odd, I
| > > thought. Couldn't figure out which driver I needed, compiled all three,
| > > and it loaded ALL of them. Can't complain, the card works under 2.4.
| > > This is just a random "huh?")
| >
| > IIRC hermes provides the low level interface to the device, orinoco
| > provides the interface between it and the network stack, and orinoco_cs
| > provides a bridge between the PCMCIA subsystem and orinoco.
| Now I'm confused. I thought the _cs on the end was short for "cardbus"...

I would have guess that it was for Card Services... (a PCMCIA software
component, at least architecturally).

"Everything is relative."
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