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Hi all, I am writing a small application which needs to load the driver for the device into the kernel when the device is inserted into the PCI slot. My ...
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    Question Detecting a new PCI device


    Hi all,

    I am writing a small application which needs to load the driver for the device into the kernel when the device is inserted into the PCI slot. My question is how the kernel notifies the user program or daemon that a new device is inserted into the PCI bus. Can anyone tell me about specific system APIs.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards.

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    Hi,

    the buzzword you are looking for is "hot plug".
    There are a few interesting articles written by Greg Kroah-Hartman about this.
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