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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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