Re: PCI device search.

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 16:15:54 EST

On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 05:04:11PM +0200, Stelian Pop wrote:
> > 1. Create a PCI driver (pci_device_id, struct pci_driver etc)
> > and in init_module call pci_module_init. If it fails,
> > assume the driver deals with newer hardware and
> > call 'by hand' the 'probe' routine from pci_driver struct.

> > What is considered to be the best way to do it ?
> > (this is _not_ a hotplug device if it matters).

> I'd say 1. If a device is hotpluggable or not does not matter. For
> 2.5, the boot process will be able to load modules for all PCI
> devices seen in the system. In order for that to happen, they need to
> use the MODULE_DEVICE structure and the 2.4 pci driver subsystem.

I'd say 1.5. :) For the "newer hardware" consider using the PCI host
bridge or ISA bridge for your "container" PCI device.


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