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SubjectRe: [RFC] my current kernel todo list
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:

> Em Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 05:37:50PM +0100, Tigran Aivazian escreveu:
> > On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > > > now the driver init sequence is not
> > > > serialized anymore, so races are possible
> > >
> > > since when? In 2.4.0-test8-pre2 mod->init and mod->cleanup are called
> > > under global kernel lock. As for static drivers they are initialised from
> > > either start_kernel() or init()->do_basic_setup() both of which take
> > > global kernel lock.
> > >
> >
> > Ok, I understand this now - just cheched the cardbus/pcihotplug code.
> >
> > Ok, now if you do this, please leave out ne.c and hp100.c - I have the
> > cards for these two so I can do it and test it myself.
>
> humm, In fact I've already sent a patch to Paul Gortmaker only, asking
> for feedback about the PCI case (that I think should be removed from it,
> as ne2k-pci already has this), here it is, maybe it'll help you in the
> process.

excellent idea (about removing PCI code from ne.c) - what did Paul say?

Also, omit pcnet32.c from your list as I have it too (well, vmware virtual
one) so I'll do it as well.

Regards,
Tigran

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