coldplugging & modules

Ian Molton spyro at
Wed Jul 14 12:46:41 PDT 2004

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 20:22:33 +0100
Matthew Burgess <matthew at> wrote:

> OK, I know this is going to sound flippant, but surely the IDE bus
> support has to be compiled in (assuming you're not running SCSI) of
> course. 

Well yes, of course.

> We now want to get soundcard support up, and I happen to have a PCI
> card.  Now, the soundcard driver and the PCI bus drivers are compiled
> as modules.  Under the proposed usage of /proc, /proc/bus/pci won't be
> available.  /sys/bus/pci won't be available either as the module
> hasn't been loaded yet, hence sysfs information is currently
> unavailable for it. How will coldplugging cope with this? 

it would appear once the PCI bus is up (most IDE uses PCI anyhow)

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