Re: Heads up for distro folks: PCMCIA hotplug differences (Re: -rc4: arm broken?)

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 16:44:18 EST


> > > > I merged -rc4 into my zaurus tree, and now zaurus will not boot. I see
> > > > oops-like display, and it seems to be __call_usermodehelper /
> > > > do_execve / load_script related. Anyone seen it before?
> > >
> > > For the record -rc4 works fine on my Zaurus c760 (which is pxa255 based
> > > rather than sa1100).
> >
> > It appears to work fine on Intel Assabet.
> Let me qualify that, because it's not 100% fine due to the changes in
> PCMCIA land.
> Since PCMCIA cards are detected and drivers bound at boot time, we no
> longer get hotplug events to setup networking for PCMCIA network cards
> already inserted. Consequently, if you are relying on /sbin/hotplug to
> setup your PCMCIA network card at boot time, triggered by the cardmgr
> startup binding the driver, it won't happen.

Does that mean that if CF is inserted during bootup, it will simply
appear as /dev/hda after bootup, without need to run cardmgr?

if you have sharp zaurus hardware you don't need... you know my address
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