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Re: [PATCH] tulip: de2104x, fix init. sections

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tulip: de2104x, fix init. sections
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 07:32:55 +0000
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Randy.Dunlap" <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxx>, akpm <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 02:30:17AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> When someone proves this is possible, I will accept the code change.  I 
> doubt this will ever happen, for two reasons:
> 
> 1) Hotplug PCI slots are highly likely to choke on the 2104x's very 
> early and slightly weird PCI hardware implementation.
> 
> 2) It's an ancient card and nobody will ever bother trying to hotplug it.

No, it's a matter of correctness.  The pci core can call ->probe all the
time and every driver must be prepared.  Even if no one tries it physically
it's easily done with Greg's fake hotplug driver.


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