Re: Linux Jobs as of 2.3.99pre6-5

From: Martin Mares (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 09:09:59 EST


> One thing would be very good to have: non-manifest sections in modules
> that describe what devices the particular module is good for. For
> PCI, AGP and CardBus, these are PCI device IDs; for ISA PnP these are
> PnP device IDs; for ISA it probably needs to be actual code; there
> should be equivalent things for NuBus, MCA and what have you.

   MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE already supports multiple bus types, the only
problem is that outside the PCI world nobody uses it and even among
the PCI drivers, only few ones use the new probing mechanism. This
will surely need a lot of work to become usable for automatic construction
of mapping form device ID's to modules, but it seems to be the right
way to go (at least to me).
                                Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares <> <>
"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep."

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