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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 8139too thread termination
Robert Kuebel wrote:
>
> ok, i am wondering if i have made a mistake. this patch will make the
> kernel thread die when tp->time_to_die is true. tp is kmalloc()'ed
> inside of alloc_etherdev. i didn't initialize time_to_die to 0, but
> this patch has been working perfectly for me. am i just lucky or are
> kmalloc()'ed regions zero'ed out? i know there is stuff like
> get_zeroed_page(), but i don't think that applies here. i guess it
> doesn't hurt to set the flag to zero myself.
>

alloc_etherdev->alloc_netdev->memset(dev, 0, alloc_size);

It was zeroed for you.
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