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SubjectRe: rtl8187 driver in 2.6.23-rc6-git5: kernel panic if not used as a module. Works as a module.
Hi Eric,

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 20:30:14 +0200
Eric Valette <> wrote:

> Rob Hussey wrote:
> > On 9/15/07, Eric Valette <> wrote:
> >> Eric Valette wrote:
> >>
> Thanks for your help: it does indeed fix the problem.
Nice it works for you too !

> Now I have two side questions:
> - the code is no more symetric "subsys_initcall" -> "module_exit".
> Do not know if it is "normal" but I love symmetry in code :-). Did not test
> it still works as a module...
Symmetry is not broken, as we have :
#define subsys_initcall(fn) module_init(fn)
in include/linux/init.h where compiling as a module, and when not compiling
as a module, I doubt the exit function is called unless you are shuting
down your machine...

> - Who takes the responsability to push a patch to Linus? I guess it
> is urgent unless he plans a rc7
Good point ! I expect the patches to be already in some queue waiting to be
pulled !

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