Subject: Re: cardbus and dhcp booting
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hayakawa Koichi <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/1999 18:37:47
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: cardbus and dhcp booting
Date: 20 Dec 1999 01:09:49 -0800
> I'm seeing a strangeness during the boot sequence. An
> isa->pcic->pcmcia->ep device is attached before the kernel looks to
> find the root fs. A pci->cbb->cardslot->pcmcia->ep device gets
> attached *after* the kernel looks for a root device. The upshot is
> that I can't select the cardbus-connected ep0 as the root device. That
> means I can't use dhpc-booting.
You can do that by adding flags 0x0001 below cardslot
definition in your config file, such as:
cardslot* at cbb? flags 0x0001
This forces cardslot attaching a device when the device is
> I guess I don't understand what imposes the probe ordering. Is this a
> problem with my config file, or does something else need to change to
> move the cardbus devices up a notch?
Because CardBus uses kernel thread to attach and detach
device. Kernel thread starts after root device lookup.