Dominik Brodowski linux at
Fri Apr 11 09:39:45 BST 2003

Hi Pavel!

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 01:14:12AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > >  At least I want to know what is going on.
> > Have you seen the messages "[PATCHES 2.5] PCMCIA hotplugging,
> > in-kernel-matching and depmod support" and "[PATCHES 2.5.67] PCMCIA
> > hotplugging, in-kernel-matching and depmod support" on the Linux kernel
> > mailing list during the last week? That's basically what I'm working on
> > right now -- you can see the source at
> >
> Just looked at that.  Looks very promising.  I'm a bit reluctant to jump
> to 2.5 kernel to test all that, but I guess it's about time.

I do not know about ARM, but x86 has been surprisingly stable during 2.5. 

> > > I tried to find the homepage of the project, but the closest thing I could
> > > find is the empty archives of linux-pcmcia at  This
> > > message is also a test if this list is actually alive :-)
> ... and it was the first message to the list.

Really? IIRC there was a test message to the list by dwmw before I
subscribed, and I sent one to the list, too :)

> OK, so I think Russell may be interested to look at the plx9052 driver:

(in case Russell doesn't answer soon: he said he'll be quite busy this week)

> We could also "cripple" yenta_socket and disable remapping of resources.
> That would be useful for fixing client drivers.

/me has (almost) no idea about PCMCIA resource handling yet, that's
Russell's call to make :)

> > Also, it would be really great if you could join the PCMCIA development
> > process, e.g. by starting to address some of the issues mentioned above,
> > fixing some of the bugs I introduced, etc. It might be a good idea to send
> > patches to rmk instead of Linus, so that PCMCIA patches don't clash; and
> > Russell has a very good history of getting good patches into Linus' tree :)
> Thank you for this information.  I think I'll start with making the
> plx9052 driver work with pcnet_cs and ide-cs.  I also want to remove
> timers from the drivers I can test.

That's great! Thanks!


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