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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 8139too thread termination
    Robert Kuebel wrote:
    > 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.


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