Re: [PATCHES 2.5.67] PCMCIA hotplugging, in-kernel-matching and depmod support
Jean Tourrilhes (email@example.com)
Tue, 8 Apr 2003 15:31:11 -0700
Jeff Garzik wrote :
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 10:56:23PM +0200, Dominik Brodowski wrote:
> > ... and the deprecation of "cardmgr" and "cardctl"
> > Dear kernel developers and testers,
> > Updated and re-diffed revisions of my pcmcia-related patches are
> > available at http://www.brodo.de/pcmcia/
> > These patches update the PCMCIA subsystem (16-bit) to use the driver
> > model matching and hotplug utilities. The "cardmgr" will not be
> > needed any longer - in fact, it won't even work any longer.
> > They are based on kernel 2.5.67
> Will we see pcmcia id lists making their way into low-level drivers?
> That was a big stumbling block when I last looked at the "big picture"
> for pcmcia -- in-kernel drivers still required probe assistance from
> userspace via the /etc/pcmcia/* bindings.
No ! Please don't do that, it will only bring madness.
Lucent/Agere Orinoco wireless card :
possible drivers : wlan_cs ; orinoco_cs
Intersil PrismII and clones (Linksys, ...) :
possible drivers : prism2_cs ; hostap_cs
Please explain me in details how your stuff will cope with the
above, and how to make sure the right driver is loaded in every case
and how user can control this.
If your scheme can't cope with the simple real life example
above (I've got those cards on my desk, and those drivers on my disk),
then it's no good to me.
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