Re: Linux hot swap support

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 16:15:03 EST

On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 20:28, Bloch, Jack wrote:
> I have a cPCI system running a Red Hat 2.4.18-3 Kernel. am running on a
> Pentium III 700Mhz machine, but we have some of our own cPCI HW. I wrote the
> drivers according to the Linux Device Driver 2nd edition (i.e. hot swap
> compliant). But what I am missing is :
> What SW will call my device insert/device remove routines?
> Do I need some 3rd party SW?

If you are using pci_module_init and related routines the hot plug
drivers will call the probe/remove routines for you. That would normally
be the PCI hotplug layer and a driver for the relevant board which
detects and adds/removes devices

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