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SubjectRe: [RFC] New Driver Model for 2.5
> The (New) Linux Kernel Driver Model

It looks like a good start - a lot of things will be cleaner afterward.

A question...

In struct device_driver:

> probe:
> Check for device existence and associate driver with it.

What, exactly, does "associate driver" mean? Filling in the struct device
field, perhaps? Calling register_chrdev (or register_whatever)? Creation
of a ddfs entry? As a driver writer I can understand that the probe
routine should check for the existence of some device, and perhaps set up
an internal data structure. What else happens?


Jonathan Corbet
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