Installing PCIe device




I have some trouble with my PCIe device.
It is just a PCIe core located in a Xilinx FPGA.
The application I run on the Linux machine just send data to it and the data i looped back and compared to the expected value.
I set it up like this:

rm -rf /dev/xpcie
mknod /dev/xpcie c 240 1
chown root /dev/xpcie
chmod 0644 /dev/xpcie
ls -al /dev/xpcie

insmod xpcie.ko

And after that I can see the device in /dev and if I do lspci.

But when running the software, the communication always fails. Data read does not equal the expected value, data read is always 0
DWORD miscompare [0] -> expected 14c7f9bd : found 0

This behavior was also found on a windowx XP system. And the solution there was to reboot the computer.
The problem with Linux is that if I reboot the computer I can't see the device in /dev anymore.

How do I solve that?
How do I get Linux to run my installation script at boot?

Best Regards,
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