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News PCMCIA driver release 3.0.8 

Forum: Announcements of PCMCIA driver updates
Date: 1999, Jan 22
From: David Hinds dhinds

The most significant feature of this release for most people is that it will build cleanly against the pre-2.2 kernels. APA1480A support is also fixed for these kernels.

In other action, I've made some changes in how cardmgr responds to signals. In the past, a SIGHUP caused cardmgr to forcibly unload all client drivers, reload its configuration files, then reconfigure all cards. Now, it just rescans the configuration files, and doesn't touch cards. Also, now a SIGTERM will only shut down cards that are not busy. This should permit cleaner shutdowns when the root filesystem is on a PCMCIA device: in the past, cardmgr could muck things up by unloading ide_cs even when a device was mounted.

The i82365 module now recognizes the TI 1251A, 1251B, and 1450 bridges, but I'm told that the 1251A in the newer Thinkpad 600's still does not work properly. I haven't been able to deduce what's wrong by staring at the datasheet. It might help if someone running a recent kernel could send me their /proc/bus/pccard/* dumps.

The token-ring driver seems to still have some severe problems. What I'd *really* like would be for someone to volunteer to take over maintenance of this driver, since I have no token ring experience and no appropriate hardware.

- Dave

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