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SubjectRe: [PATCH] de4x5.c [was Re: pre-2.1.116-1 breaks Cyrix 6x86 support]


On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
> > I'd be much happier with somebody finding the cause for de4x5 trying to
> > probe the same device 8 times..
>
> Because the kernel boot code will call "safe" probes multiple times to
> look for eth1,2,3,4 for 'safe' - ie PCI/Zorro/nubus devices. So the
> de4x5 init should either expect to be called up to 8 times on init or
> set an internal static "just return" value

Ahh, ok. So the code is actually fine, the only part that people object to
is the printout. If so, then just removing the printk's sounds like the
proper solution.

Linus


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