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SubjectRe: 2.5.71 cardbus problem + possible solution
Russell King writes:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 03:25:16PM +0200, wrote:
> > 2.5.71 changed the name of the Yenta module from yenta_socket
> > to yenta. In my case (Latitude with RH9 user-space), this
> > prevented cardmgr from starting properly.
> >
> > Quick fix: add 'alias yenta_socket yenta' to /etc/modprobe.conf,
> > or s/yenta_socket/yenta/ in the appropriate config file (but
> > then you make multi-booting 2.4/2.5 more difficult).
> What do people want to do about this? I have no particular desire to
> answer all those emails asking about this, so unless Dominik objects,
> I think we should just rename "yenta.c" to "yenta_socket.c" so we have
> back-compatibility.
> (This issue has appeared because yenta_socket.ko used to be created
> by combining yenta.o with pci_socket.o. Since pci_socket.c no longer
> exists, we create the module from yenta.c directly, so its now called
> yenta.ko.)

I'd prefer compatibility, if there are no technical reasons for
breaking it. Reverting to the old name in 2.5.72 sounds like a
good idea.
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