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    Subject[PATCH 0/3] Fix two PEIe hotplug issues
    Fix PCIe Hotplug so that it works with ExpressCard slots on Dell notebooks
    (and others?) in conjunction with the modparam of pciehp_force=1.

    The PCIe Hotplug driver has two issues when used on Dell notebooks
    which lack ACPI BIOS support for PCIe hotplug:

    1. The driver does not recognise cards that were inserted
    prior to the driver being modprobe'd.

    2. The driver stops functioning after a suspend/resume (RAM) cycle,
    and needs to be rmmod'd and modprobe'd to get it working again.

    This patch series addresses those issues, resulting in a completely
    functional PCIe Hotplug driver for Dell notebooks, and possibly others
    as well which may lack ACPI BIOS support for this.
    Note that pciehp_force=1 is (still) required.

    There are three patches in this series:

    -- fixes problem number 1 (above).

    -- preparation for the resume patch.

    -- fixes problem number 2 (above).

    diffstat summary for the three patches combined:
    drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp.h | 3
    drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_core.c | 23 +++
    drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_ctrl.c | 2
    drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c | 185 +++++++++++++++-------------
    4 files changed, 130 insertions(+), 83 deletions(-)

    Mark Lord <>
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