Re: Simultaneous loading of e100 and eepro100 by hotplug
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 01:51:28PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 01 d??cembre 2004 ?? 18:48 +0900, Horms a ??crit :
> > > Another example are the Realtek 8149 drivers. I had to blacklist one
> > > of the drivers. This chipset is really common. So many people will
> > > have to do this.
> > If the blacklist exists for other devices, then yes this sounds like
> > a good idea. The e100 should be used over the eepro100 as
> > the later is in the process of being debricated upstream.
> The solution looks obvious: don't build these deprecated drivers when
> there is already one working driver in the same kernel package.
> Or build them, but put them in a directory which depmod and hotplug will
> omit. The module will still be loadable by hand, but won't be used by
Apart from the issue Jerome mentions where some older hardware isn't
supported by e100 but is supported by eepr100, what if new kernels didn't
build/provide eepro100 and instead eepro100 was aliased to e100, or do they
have incompatible parameters?
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