On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 04:26:21PM -0800, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> The user space matching scheme that I described will only
> determine what modules to load. Once the modules are loaded, it is
> up to them to figure out which devices to bind to. Imagine that
> I have a system with three parallel ports, one of which has a
> zip drive attached to it. Once the module is loaded, how does
> it figure out which port to bind to, if it cannot check the
> ieee1284 device string?
I see what you mean. I think most drivers look for their device on
all ports once they're loaded anyway. I think that's probably
enough isn't it?
But if the kernel matching is easy to do and doesn't complicate things
> OK. Thanks for the information. Also, are you sure that
> there is a device where a keyword is given in lower case (for
> example "cls:" is used instead of "CLS:")?
No, I'm not sure. The specification says there could be, but lots of
vendors don't seem to have paid much attention to the spec. ;-)
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