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    SubjectRe: 2.3.99pre2-3: ide_xlate_1024 not linked in
    In article <Pine.LNX.4.10.10003180123280.2793-100000@home.suse.com> you wrote:


    > Join the crowd........

    > The ablity to load msdos.o without ide-mod.o present of compiled
    > in.....KABOOM!!!!!!!!!

    > Fun, eeh :_((((((((((((

    This is a "not very funny" problem indeed.
    Potential solution: Have a function-pointer that is always in the kernel.
    ide-mod (or non-modular IDE) make that pointer equal to the ide_xlate_1024
    functionaddress. And, of course, make it NULL again on module removal.

    msdos.o checks this function-pointer and only performs the relevant checks
    if the function-pointer is not NULL.

    Good:
    * "Only" 4 bytes (8 on 64bit platforms) overhead for the kernel

    Bad:
    * This is a kludge.
    * If ide_xlate_1024 is needed for non-IDE as well, this does not work.

    Greetings,
    Arjan van de Ven

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