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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 8139too thread termination
Robert Kuebel wrote:
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> ok, i am wondering if i have made a mistake. this patch will make the
> kernel thread die when tp->time_to_die is true. tp is kmalloc()'ed
> inside of alloc_etherdev. i didn't initialize time_to_die to 0, but
> this patch has been working perfectly for me. am i just lucky or are
> kmalloc()'ed regions zero'ed out?

And here I thought you did it on purpose :)

alloc_etherdev zeroes memory it allocates, so in net drivers all private
structures can be considered initialized to zero when you get them.

Jeff


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