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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.16-rc6
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On Sunday 12 March 2006 02:03, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 03:58:12PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Bjorn Helgaas:
> > [IA64] don't report !sn2 or !summit hardware as an error
> > [IA64] SGI SN drivers: don't report !sn2 hardware as an error
>
> These should be reverted. They return success from initcalls when they
> should report failure. In the mmtimer case this is a real bug as it can
> be modular, in others it's just cosmetic but provides people wrong examples
> to cut & paste from.

Do you want all the drivers that just return pci_register_driver(&foo)
to be changed as well? I haven't heard a compelling argument either way,
but there are certainly many drivers that return 0 when they successfully
register a driver that didn't find any devices, e.g.,

static int __init serial8250_pci_init(void)
{
return pci_register_driver(&serial_pci_driver);
}
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