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Subject[patch] remove usage of init_etherdev
Alan,

I have just sent you the prepare/withdraw/publish_etherdev patch for the ethernet
devices. There's a copy (80kbytes) at

http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/init_etherdev.patch

It was fairly clean and I don't expect much breakage at all from this.
I could only test the module and non-module error paths, but surely
this patch represents an aggregate bug reduction :)

eepro100.c and acenic.c should still be 2.2-compatible.

The patch includes some other xmas goodies, including:

- An update to 3c59x which allows it to support 3com's
recently-released 3c905CX. This is a bit ugly, but it gets people up
and running until I can get my hands on one of these things.

- Fixed locking and write barriers in natsemi.c, as discussed with Manfred.

- Fixed a fair number of unchecked kmallocs and error-path resource leaks.

- comx.c needs proc_get_inode(), so that has been exported.

- dmfe.c was allowing itself to be unloaded whilst remaining
registered on the PCI device list. crash, crash.

- Several drivers were not declaring their module parms and were not
loadable with recent modutils.

- Several drivers had incorrect module parm declarations are were not
loadable with recent modutils.

- All affected drivers now use SET_MODULE_OWNER instead of MOD_INC/DEC.

- drivers/net/depca.c oopses on boot because egcs-1.1.2 is
miscompiling strstr(). It's failing to honour the clobber on edi. I
put a workaround in depca.c.

A workaround in strstr is to force `ct' to be a memory operand, not
a general operand. Shouldn't we do this? Or, even better, kill the
asm strstr and use the one in lib/string.c?


I think aironet4500_card.c is missing some module refcount handling,
but I didn't address this.

I'll send you the rrunner.c patch (maybe Jes has already done so?).
Then if/when this stuff comes back to me I can do a final patch to
remove the now-unused init_etherdev, init_fcdev, init_hip_dev,
init_fddidev and init_trdev functions. Then we're done.

The CardServices drivers use a bare register_netdev() and I think they
have the same race. But that's orthogonal to the current work.

Thanks.


Affected files:


arch/ppc/8xx_io/enet.c
arch/ppc/8xx_io/fec.c
arch/ppc/8260_io/enet.c
arch/ppc/8260_io/fcc_enet.c
drivers/net/3c509.c
drivers/net/lance.c
drivers/net/atp.c
drivers/net/tlan.c
drivers/net/sunbmac.c
drivers/net/sk_g16.c
drivers/net/3c59x.c
drivers/net/acenic.c
drivers/net/sunlance.c
drivers/net/sunhme.c
drivers/net/a2065.c
drivers/net/hydra.c
drivers/net/ariadne.c
drivers/net/myri_sbus.c
drivers/net/sunqe.c
drivers/net/atari_bionet.c
drivers/net/atari_pamsnet.c
drivers/net/eepro100.c
drivers/net/ncr885e.c
drivers/net/starfire.c
drivers/net/pcnet32.c
drivers/net/via-rhine.c
drivers/net/yellowfin.c
drivers/net/oaknet.c
drivers/net/sis900.c
drivers/net/arlan.c
drivers/net/mace.c
drivers/net/am79c961a.c
drivers/net/epic100.c
drivers/net/ne2k-pci.c
drivers/net/hplance.c
drivers/net/bmac.c
drivers/net/sb1000.c
drivers/net/dmfe.c
drivers/net/gmac.c
drivers/net/daynaport.c
drivers/net/8139too.c
drivers/net/3c515.c
drivers/net/sk98lin/skge.c
drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c
drivers/net/bagetlance.c
drivers/net/declance.c
drivers/net/stnic.c
drivers/net/ioc3-eth.c
drivers/net/macsonic.c
drivers/net/sun3lance.c
drivers/net/pcmcia/aironet4500_cs.c
drivers/net/pcmcia/xircom_tulip_cb.c
drivers/net/aironet4500_card.c
drivers/net/aironet4500_core.c
drivers/net/macmace.c
drivers/net/rtl8129.c
drivers/net/natsemi.c
drivers/net/hamachi.c
drivers/net/sundance.c
drivers/net/winbond-840.c
drivers/net/depca.c
drivers/acorn/net/ether1.c
drivers/acorn/net/ether3.c
drivers/acorn/net/etherh.c
drivers/usb/pegasus.c

fs/proc/procfs_syms.c

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