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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: SCSI scanning


On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Eric Youngdale wrote:
>
> Some of problems that are forcing ordering requirements are better fixed
> in 2.5. The cleanups to allow disk and cdrom drivers to dynamicly resize
> are probably in this category. If you disagree, I can take a stab at it,
> but some of the changes won't be simple.

Oh, I don't disagree at all.

I think we'll have the old order (Torben's patches seem to do that as far
as I can tell) for now, but I just wanted the long-range plan to be that
we shouldn't be as order-fragile as we are.

No point in doing that now.

> My thinking is that for 2.4 we can impose a simple ordering by adding a
> few lines to vmlinux.lds (the linker script that is used to collect assorted
> ELF sections together, which lives in arch/<platform>/vmlinux.lds). Thus
> instead of:

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Yeah, I've considered it. For other reasons. We already have a few stages
of ordering, like having to initialize things like PCI etc before
initializing PCI devices, and right now those stages are all explicit (ie
pci_init() is _not_ an initcall).

Maybe.

Linus

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