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    SubjectRe: [Alsa-devel] 2.6.15-rc6: boot failure in saa7134-alsa.c


    On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Takashi Iwai wrote:
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    > (And, interestingly, fs_initcall() is rarely used in the whole fs/
    > codes! "grep -r fs_initcall linux/fs" hits only one file.)

    Yes. That thing was probably mis-named. It's much more commonly used for a
    "helper subsystem", ie things like pcmcia (that want PCI to be fully
    initialized and probed, but want to run before the actual device drivers
    start probing).

    > So, a "safe" solution for the time being appears to be either
    > - to look through the whole codes and adjust *_initcall() levels,
    > - to force to build saa7134-alsa as a module, or
    > - to move saa7134-alsa.c to sound/ directory.

    Well, you dropped the easiest: make saa7134 just use "late_initcall()".

    It's not "correct", but it's certainly no less correct than just forcing a
    driver to be moved for link order reasons.

    Linus
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