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SubjectRe: Patch(?): linux-2.4.0-test11-pre4/drivers/sound/yss225.c compile failure
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Adam J. Richter wrote:

> linux-2.4.0-test11-pre4/drivers/sound/yss225.c uses __initdata
> but does not include <linux/init.h>, so it could not compile. I have
> attached below.
>
> Note that I am a bit uncertain about the correctness of
> the __initdata prefix here in the first place. Is yss225 a PCI
> device? If so, a kernel that supports PCI hot plugging should
> be prepared to support the possibility of a hot pluggable yss225
> card being inserted after the module has already been initialized.
> Even if no CardBus or CompactPCI version of yss225 hardware exists
> yet, it will require less maintenance for PCI drivers to be prepared
> for this possibility from the outset (besides, is it possible to have a
> hot pluggable PCI bridge card that bridges to a regular PCI bus?).

Good question....

>
> So, if yss225 is a PCI device, the declaration should use
> __devinitdata. On the other hand, if it is ISA only, then __initdata
> should be correct.

Currently not a problem because yss225.c is used only by wavfront.c which
is a driver for Turtle Beach WaveFront Series (ISA)...

>
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> --- linux-2.4.0-test11-pre4/drivers/sound/yss225.c Mon Nov 13 13:36:50 2000
> +++ linux/drivers/sound/yss225.c Mon Nov 13 09:11:02 2000
> @@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
> +#include <linux/init.h>
> unsigned char page_zero[] __initdata = {
> 0x01, 0x7c, 0x00, 0x1e, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0xf5, 0x00,
> 0x11, 0x00, 0x20, 0x00, 0x32, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0x13, 0x00, 0x00,
>

Rasmus Andersen have already posted three patches
which fix my temporary braindamage (linux/init.h)...

Right know I don't care too much about hotplugging because most
of drivers are broken anyway (or not?)... I _will_ try to fix
hotplugging later (I'm talking not only about sound)... as it needs
some further investigation...

Regards
--
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
<bkz@linux-ide.org>
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