Re: Linux Jobs as of 2.3.99pre6-5

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 23:55:29 EST

On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Martin Mares wrote:

> > The more I think about the more I like adding an 'exclude_table' field
> > to struct pci_driver.
> I very dislike adding of such complex extensions to the originally
> very simple PCI probing API we have, especially when it's done to
> fight one single case of brain-dead devices. I think the right place
> for this hack is the tulip driver itself which should handle it in its
> probe function (either by testing the lanmedia subsystem ID manually
> or calling pci_match_device on its local blacklist).

Would you be happier with a more generic blacklist/whitelist facility in
the kernel that the PCI probing could take advantage of? Stuff like this
is done in a few places..

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