Adding a PCI device that doesn't exist (yet)

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at
Wed Oct 6 14:22:19 CEST 2004

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Jay Miller wrote:

> No, it's not a bridge.  It's just a card, but I was under the impression
> that you needed hardware support for hotplug?

I've got more reading to do on hotplug, but it seems to me that if you 
have (e.g.) and empty bus slot, and a device appears there, then the 
daemon has to pick up the interrupt for that and start the hotplug 
sequence. In your case, it seems to me a program could run and "make the 
card exist" and then start the hotplug sequence. But I doubt I know what 
I'm talking about.


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