Not probing devices on PowerPC MPC8247 and kernel 2.6.26

Marco Stornelli marco.stornelli at
Wed Sep 10 20:18:58 EST 2008

Hi Chris,

probably there's some mismatch between the device (for example some 
information in dts) and the driver. The match function scan for a driver 
for those devices but the values compared don't match the values of the 


Chris Skepper ha scritto:
> Hi All,
> I have an MPC8247 based board. I can get the SMC1 console working, but 
> the other SCCx serial ports and the FCC1 ethernet doesn't work.
> It appears that a part of the problem is that the probe methods are 
> not called. The "match" table stuff all looks fine and the serial 
> ports and ethernet are defined in the .dts file. The module init 
> function is called, but the probe methods are not reached. It seems 
> driver_register gets called, so why doesn't something call probe?
> Is there likely to be some problem with the bus setup?
> Cheers,
> Chris.
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