Bug#339565: sun sparc ultra 1e etch beta1
On Wed, 16 Nov 2005, Blars Blarson wrote:
It's not PCI, it's an sbus machine. I think the onboard esp and hme
show up as sbus devices. I think sbus can be probed like pci, but I
don't think discover has been trained to do so.
discover1 had support for sbus, discover (aka discover2) does not.
However, I was told by Colin Watson that d-i is using hotplug for device
discovery and finding the correct drivers these days. That is a problem,
because this approach relies on the fact that drivers are sysfs-aware and
export all necessary information through it. The esp driver is not
sysfs-trained, so that causes detection problems. Proper fix would be to
add such support to the driver on the kernel side, but I have no idea what
kind of effort that requires.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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