Re: 3c509 loadable module - arguments ?
On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> (a) Can I pass command line arguments to the 3c509 module, so that I
> can tell it to use a different IRQ ? (I know that I could do this if
> the driver were compiled into the kernel image, but it isn't in
> Debian's kernel.)
The man-page of "insmod" says:
insmod [ -fkmsxv ] [ -o internal_name ] object_file [ symbol=value ]
The values of all integer or character pointer
symbols in the module can be changed at load-time
by naming a symbol and giving the new value(s).
[ deleted the rest - WT ]
For example, if I want the module "mcdx" to reconize my Mitsumi CD-ROM
drive, I give the command "insmod mcdx mcdx=0x300,10".
It's equivalent to say "linux mcdx=0x300,10" at the lilo prompt with the
mcdx-driver compiled into the kernel.
For the 3c509 card, I would a syntax like: "ether=eth0,15,0x300"
We should allow those options in /etc/modules.