Re: Heads up for distro folks: PCMCIA hotplug differences (Re: -rc4: arm broken?)
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 17:31:52 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?
> Yes, which is almost a plus side. Whether you can use it to boot
That's certainly a plus side, because I should be able to use pcmcia
cards without setting much userland.
if you have sharp zaurus hardware you don't need... you know my address
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