smc91x does not use netdev=

From: Shaun Jackman
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 18:05:01 EST

On 7/18/06, Shaun Jackman <sjackman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've compiled the smc91x driver into my kernel (CONFIG_SMC91X=y), but
the boot process complains `IP-Config: No network devices available.'
I tried using the netdev kernel parameter to start the smc91x driver
(netdev=1,0x300,eth0 and ether=1,0x300,eth0), but I don't see any
output on the console from the smc91x driver. The driver doesn't
appear to be starting. How do I start the smc91x driver? I'm compiling
linux. for ARM nommu (Atmel AT91).


The smc91x driver doesn't seem to pull its parameters from the netdev=
parameter. Instead, a `platform_bus' is used, which requires a call to
`platform_add_devices' -- an example of this below. Could the smc91x
driver be modified to pulls its parameters from netdev=?


#include <linux/device.h>

static struct resource smc91x_resources[] = {
[0] = {
.name = "smc91x-regs",
.start = 0x300,
.end = 0x30f,
[1] = {
.start = 17,
.end = 17,

static struct platform_device smc91x_device = {
.name = "smc91x",
.id = -1,
.num_resources = ARRAY_SIZE(smc91x_resources),
.resource = smc91x_resources,

static struct platform_device *devices[] __initdata = {

void __init pathport_init(void)
platform_add_devices(devices, ARRAY_SIZE(devices));
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