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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: test11-pre5
    In article <>,
    Dan Aloni <> wrote:
    >On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> Dan Aloni wrote:
    >> >
    >> > reason: Correct me if I'm wrong, but 3c501.c:init_module() calls
    >> > net_init.c:register_netdev(&dev_3c501), which calls strchr(),
    >> > {and might also,which might} dereference
    >> There is no dereferencing involved, and therefore no problem.
    >Well, at least I was alertive. Almost a bug fix ;-)
    >Is there a special reason why dev->name is not a pointer?

    It used to be.

    And we used to have an incredible number of bugs with initialization and
    with creating these things dynamically. A lot of Space.c was due to
    horrible hackery with getting the static allocation right for these
    things. Turning it into a plain array got rid of all the hackery, and
    saved memory anyway.

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