Re: Simultaneous loading of e100 and eepro100 by hotplug
On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 16:25 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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.
Worse: debian kernels 2.4.18 didn't have it yet, and a lot of Woody
system probably still have this version.
Jerome Warnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>