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SubjectRe: Locking Between User Context and Soft IRQs in 2.4.0
On Mon, 06 Nov 2000 05:05:42 -0500, 
Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
>With the latest patch I've seen, there is no -need- to
>immediately update the drivers. Once the patch is applied, I can clean
>the drivers while I'm cleaning up request_region and the other stuff.

I prefer a requirement that all net drivers upgrade to the new
interface, otherwise we have odd drivers using the old interface
forever and being at risk of module unload. That is why I coded my
patch as returning -ENODEV if there was no dev->open. However I have
to accept that just before a 2.4 release is not the best time to have a
flag day. Put it down for 2.5.

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