[lkml]   [1999]   [Aug]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: More linker magic..

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > So I think the "automatic initialization" is really only useful for
> > anonymous stuff. Device drivers, normal kernel threads, that kind of
> > things. Anything more complicated might as well just do proper
> ISA device order has a lot of subtle ordering rules, some tied
> to PCI
> I2O before PCI
> Network cards in a strict order for ISA probes
> Sound cards before joysticks - ISA sound card order is critical
> Maybe for ISA we should just admit defeat and leave ISA devices as they
> are now

Probably. I really think it's a matter of "if this device really doesn't
have any ordering constraints, then we can use the new nifty feature to
make it invisible to most users".

That still covers quite a lot of ground. Basically all PCI drivers, and a
lot of software-only initializations. Stuff that can now be safely handled
in modules, in short.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:53    [W:0.170 / U:13.156 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site