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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
> default.

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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