Re: Simultaneous loading of e100 and eepro100 by hotplug
On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 11:40:55AM +1100, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> 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?
I am quite confortable with not including the eepro100 driver
as it is being debricated upstream.