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Re: Ethernet probe order



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Phil Oester wrote:
> Can anyone explain the ethernet probe order anaconda uses?  In poking around the
> code I found mention of sorting the modules alphabetically and loading in that
> order, but I haven't found that to be true.  I would expect PCI bus order, but
> that hasn't happened either.
<snip>
> Anaconda ends up inserting modules in this order:
> 
> * inserted /tmp/e100.ko
> * inserted /tmp/tg3.ko
> * inserted /tmp/e1000.ko
> 
> Which is neither alphabetically or PCI bus order.  Any ideas?

Phil,

If you are looking to control selected device drivers then please look
at what Ronald Reed found around 5/4/2005:
Ronald Reed wrote:

>> This is what I have found so far:
>>
>> If you need a device parameter in your kickstart file, and you need more
>> than 1 module loaded, then separate them with a colon ":". Example:
>>
>> device scsi aacraid:megaraid:aic7xxx

So do you want, say,
device eth e1000:tg3:e100
so that the devices are probed in this order?
"On most PCI systems, the installation program will autoprobe for
Ethernet and SCSI cards properly. On older systems and some PCI systems,
however, kickstart needs a hint to find the proper devices. The device
command, which tells the installation program to install extra modules...
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html

Greg
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