Re: [PATCH] network driver updates

From: David Hinds (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 12:08:07 EST

On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 10:49:22PM +1100, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Now, the thing I don't understand about David's design is the
> final one. What 3c575_cb does is:
> If the hardware isn't there, register the driver and
> hang around.
> Why?

Merely that I was trying to disassociate the concepts of module
loading and device probing, and I thought it was most consistent to
then allow people to load modules whenever they want, whether or not a
device was present.

> BTW: How come CONFIG_PCMCIA requires CONFIG_HOTPLUG? Doesn't
> it make sense to be able to have glued-in Cardbus devices?

I suppose it makes sense but I don't know if it is something worth the
trouble of supporting.

-- Dave
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