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SubjectRe: pci probe

Sorry for my late reply.

Greg KH wrote:
>>> - your driver will not work on any pci-hotplug type system (that
>>> includes expresscard and pccard and lots of high-end servers.
>> This doesn't matter
> Are you sure? PCI Hotplug is showing up in more places that people
> realize...

The PCI bridges that we have for the mentioned use, does not support
Hotplugging at all and hence doesn't matter for those devices mentioned.

>>> - your driver will not be notified if the system is being
>>> suspended or resumed or wanting to drop into a low power
>>> state.
>>> - another driver can bind to your device without you ever
>>> knowing it.
>> These also sound bad.
>>> So in short, use pci_probe and just handle the fact that you need to be
>>> called for two PCI devices and bind to both of them. It shouldn't be
>>> that hard...
>> Thanks for the explanation.
>> Do you mean to have two PCIID tables ? But then that does mean 2 modules
>> don't you ? (i thought probe would be called once per module) Or you
>> mean to say use PCI_ANY_ID in the table to match multiple devices and
>> then allow probe to return a list of devices ?
> No, you can specify multiple devices in the same device id table, and
> your driver will get called for all of the matching devices. You just
> need to "bind" them together in your driver to be able to handle
> everything properly. It shouldn't be that tough.

Will take a go at it.
I was using PCI_ANY_ID for the device id, so that should return all the

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