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Re: Testing 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernels on Amiga

On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 09:12:21PM -0500, Peter Krummrich wrote:
> > 
> > The driver has been renamed, from my /etc/modules
> > --- schnipp ---
> > ariadne2
> > # starting with 2.4.23 use this instead:
> > 8390
> > zorro8390
> > --- schnapp ---
> Again thanks for the hint. I will change my modules.conf when I test 2.4.x
> kernels next time. Do you know any trick to load the right module
> automatically depending on the kernel version that is booted?

Just copy it as is, that's how my etc/modules looks like. On 2.2.x and old
2.4 it loads ariadne2, but not zorro8390, because there is no module with
this name. On new 2.4.x, it does not find ariadne2, but loads zoro8390. You
might see a warning in the boot messages, but 2.2 and 2.4 both load the
right NIC module with this. There can be only one ;-)

On my 386 boxen I had two rtl8390 drivers loaded a the same time by the
intaller I think, which actually worked, or maybe it was both e100 drivers?
I was a bit surprised, since the first time I loaded two modules for one
NIC, the machine did not survive for very long... so normally it is not a
good idea, but in the amiga kernel you only get one driver or the other,
since it was renamed, and is not an alternative driver. Why don't you just
try it before asking? Thats the fun of linux!


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