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

To make things simpler for distro people, I'm contemplating another patch
in this series, to allow something like: pciehp_force=2

This would then *try* the ACPI BIOS calls, and only fall back to pcie_force=1
if the BIOS support fails. This would be an ideal default for most desktop/notebook
distros to consider using.

Without this, they don't have any good choice: use the defaults, and things fail
on the most popular brand of machines in the marketplace. Use pciehp_force=1,
and they may break (?) on other brands.

So a hybrid of the two seems best. Pity it couldn't be the default behaviour, though.
Or could it? We're early enough in the 2.6.24 cycle for it..

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