[CentOS] loading modules across reboots

Tue Aug 26 20:41:05 UTC 2008
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> 11AB 4364 are likely the PCI Vendor/Device IDs.
> # lspci
> 00:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
> # lspci -n
> 00:00.0 0200: 11ab:4364 (rev 12)
> Yup, so what was the significance of this requirement after loading the module? I assume
> it would start working once rebooted so long as the module loaded? Which I am still trying
> to figure out how :)

possibly the driver as delivered doesn't recognize that specific version 
of the device, so needs a nudge to handle this specific device ID ?

[this is purely a wild a** guess]