Ian Dowse wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Mike Smith writes:
> >
> >I don't quite understand Paul's reasoning, though; it's not actually
> >useful to unload/reload parts of a device's bus attachment without
> >unloading/reloading all the downstream parts of the driver.

What do you mean by the downstream parts of the driver?

I think it makes sense to be able to load/unload the bus specific parts
of the driver independently. If you've only got a PCI device installed
there's no reason to keep the ISA bus code in the kernel.

We're not there yet, but I can see a time where we would want to
load/unload the probe functions as we do hardware probing and then only
pull in the rest of the driver when we associate that driver to the

> >I think the fix should probably be committed and the driver turned into a
> >single monolithic module.
> Yes, Paul essentially agreed to my doing this as an interim measure
> until ifconfig is "fixed" to use the module file name rather than
> the module name when loading drivers. I'll commit the change in a
> few hours after I have tested that it works.



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