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Re: Simultaneous loading of e100 and eepro100 by hotplug

On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 07:55:59PM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> The problem is the following: is the e100 driver available in all kernel
> flavours/versions ?
> If yes, then it is safe to blacklist it in hotplug directly.
> If not, then it is not safe to do it in hotplug because it would
> blacklist eepro100 which would be the only working module on some
> flavours/versions.

eepro100 is the older driver, but e100 has been available since early
2.4, so it's there in all debian kernels.  e100 supports much more
hardware than eepro100 (like the one on the mainboard of one of my
boxens) and is actively maintained by Intel while eepro100 only gets
odd fixes.  Unfortunately there's some older hardware where eepro100
works and e100 doesn't, and debugging this is really hard because the
hardware has gazillions of slightly incompatible variants.

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