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authorDominik Brodowski <>2005-06-27 16:28:45 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-27 18:03:18 -0700
commit5085cb26503a662a5cfdf53ce96fd606c1fbe9ba (patch)
tree93f4cc37b516e4f6a812b760e3a52d1b2d0dfd5b /Documentation/Changes
parentf4d7510d3d3b4501c94b4b00cf42fd58d49aeddd (diff)
[PATCH] pcmcia: add some Documentation
Add some information useful for PCMCIA device driver authors to Documentation/pcmcia/, and reference it in dmesg in case of hash mismatches. Also add a reference to pcmciautils to Documentation/Changes. With recent changes, you don't need to concern yourself with pcmcia-cs even if you have PCMCIA hardware, so the example above the list needed to be adapted as well. Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/Changes b/Documentation/Changes
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@@ -44,9 +44,9 @@ running, the suggested command should tell you.
Again, keep in mind that this list assumes you are already
functionally running a Linux 2.4 kernel. Also, not all tools are
-necessary on all systems; obviously, if you don't have any PCMCIA (PC
-Card) hardware, for example, you probably needn't concern yourself
-with pcmcia-cs.
+necessary on all systems; obviously, if you don't have any ISDN
+hardware, for example, you probably needn't concern yourself with
o Gnu C 2.95.3 # gcc --version
o Gnu make 3.79.1 # make --version
@@ -57,6 +57,7 @@ o e2fsprogs 1.29 # tune2fs
o jfsutils 1.1.3 # fsck.jfs -V
o reiserfsprogs 3.6.3 # reiserfsck -V 2>&1|grep reiserfsprogs
o xfsprogs 2.6.0 # xfs_db -V
+o pcmciautils 001
o pcmcia-cs 3.1.21 # cardmgr -V
o quota-tools 3.09 # quota -V
o PPP 2.4.0 # pppd --version
@@ -186,13 +187,20 @@ architecture independent and any version from 2.0.0 onward should
work correctly with this version of the XFS kernel code (2.6.0 or
later is recommended, due to some significant improvements).
+PCMCIAutils replaces pcmcia-cs (see below). It properly sets up
+PCMCIA sockets at system startup and loads the appropriate modules
+for 16-bit PCMCIA devices if the kernel is modularized and the hotplug
+subsystem is used.
PCMCIA (PC Card) support is now partially implemented in the main
-kernel source. Pay attention when you recompile your kernel ;-).
-Also, be sure to upgrade to the latest pcmcia-cs release.
+kernel source. The "pcmciautils" package (see above) replaces pcmcia-cs
+for newest kernels.
@@ -349,9 +357,13 @@ Xfsprogs
o <>
+o <>
-o <>
+o <>