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SubjectRe: Vortex 3c900 passing driver parameters
"Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org> wrote:
>
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> | Karel Kulhavý <clock@twibright.com> wrote:
> | >
> | > Hello
> | >
> | > How do I do a ether=... (kernel boot-time) equivalent of
> | > insmod 3c59x.o options=0x201 full_duplex=1 ?
> |
> | Unfortunately you cannot. `ether=' is broken for all drivers which use the
> | new(ish) alloc_etherdev() API.
> |
> | It is due to ordering problems: the name of the interface is not known at
> | the time of parsing the setup info and nobody has got down and worked out
> | how to fix it.
>
> Does this ordering problem apply to both 2.4.current and 2.6.0-test?

Well it was a problem a year or so ago.

But init_netdev()'s call to netdev_boot_setup_check() looks like it
should fix things up, so I'm not sure what's going on...

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