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    SubjectRe: Dummy driver broken in pre-2.0.5
    > The reason, why I've changed the default return value of dev_open,
    > was a problem with a lance based ethernet card. When the lance driver
    > is unable to detect irq or dma, it leaves the device structure without
    > putting an open function in it. This is ok, but the lance driver has
    > already called ether_setup(), so it's possible to give the device
    > an IP address. As soon as IP sends a packet to the driver, the kernel
    > pancis.

    The lance driver should add an open routine that returns -ENODEV. I've
    backed your change out for the next diffs for Linus.

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