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This file details changes in 2.6 which affect PCMCIA card driver authors:
* New release helper (as of 2.6.17)
Instead of calling pcmcia_release_{configuration,io,irq,win}, all that's
necessary now is calling pcmcia_disable_device. As there is no valid
reason left to call pcmcia_release_io and pcmcia_release_irq, the
exports for them were removed.
* Unify detach and REMOVAL event code, as well as attach and INSERTION
code (as of 2.6.16)
void (*remove) (struct pcmcia_device *dev);
int (*probe) (struct pcmcia_device *dev);
* Move suspend, resume and reset out of event handler (as of 2.6.16)
int (*suspend) (struct pcmcia_device *dev);
int (*resume) (struct pcmcia_device *dev);
should be initialized in struct pcmcia_driver, and handle
* event handler initialization in struct pcmcia_driver (as of 2.6.13)
The event handler is notified of all events, and must be initialized
as the event() callback in the driver's struct pcmcia_driver.
* pcmcia/version.h should not be used (as of 2.6.13)
This file will be removed eventually.
* in-kernel device<->driver matching (as of 2.6.13)
PCMCIA devices and their correct drivers can now be matched in
kernelspace. See 'devicetable.txt' for details.
* Device model integration (as of 2.6.11)
A struct pcmcia_device is registered with the device model core,
and can be used (e.g. for SET_NETDEV_DEV) by using
handle_to_dev(client_handle_t * handle).
* Convert internal I/O port addresses to unsigned long (as of 2.6.11)
ioaddr_t should be replaced by kio_addr_t in PCMCIA card drivers.
* irq_mask and irq_list parameters (as of 2.6.11)
The irq_mask and irq_list parameters should no longer be used in
PCMCIA card drivers. Instead, it is the job of the PCMCIA core to
determine which IRQ should be used. Therefore, link->irq.IRQInfo2
is ignored.
* client->PendingEvents is gone (as of 2.6.11)
client->PendingEvents is no longer available.
* client->Attributes are gone (as of 2.6.11)
client->Attributes is unused, therefore it is removed from all
PCMCIA card drivers
* core functions no longer available (as of 2.6.11)
The following functions have been removed from the kernel source
because they are unused by all in-kernel drivers, and no external
driver was reported to rely on them:
* device list iteration upon module removal (as of 2.6.10)
It is no longer necessary to iterate on the driver's internal
client list and call the ->detach() function upon module removal.
* Resource management. (as of 2.6.8)
Although the PCMCIA subsystem will allocate resources for cards,
it no longer marks these resources busy. This means that driver
authors are now responsible for claiming your resources as per
other drivers in Linux. You should use request_region() to mark
your IO regions in-use, and request_mem_region() to mark your
memory regions in-use. The name argument should be a pointer to
your driver name. Eg, for pcnet_cs, name should point to the
string "pcnet_cs".
* CardServices is gone
CardServices() in 2.4 is just a big switch statement to call various
services. In 2.6, all of those entry points are exported and called
directly (except for pcmcia_report_error(), just use cs_error() instead).
* struct pcmcia_driver
You need to use struct pcmcia_driver and pcmcia_{un,}register_driver
instead of {un,}register_pccard_driver