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Hi
Thanks for all the help.

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:00:51 +0530 (IST),
> Manoj Sontakke <manojs@sasken.com> wrote:
> > I have a initlisation function (just like pktsched_init in
> >TC). Can anyone tell me, where in the kernel boot sequence should I make a
> >call to my initialisation function.
>
> Welcome to the wonderful world of magic initialisation.
>
> (1) Declare your initialisation function as int __init foo_init(void).
>
> (2) Decide when your function needs to be called, e.g. after initialisers
> for A, B, C but before initialisers for X, Y, Z.

where do i find this ABC abs XYZ ?
What if I have to make it as an insertable/removable module?

>
> (3) Edit the Makefile to insert obj-$(CONFIG_FOO) after the objects
> that contain initialisers A, B, C and before the objects for
> initialisers X, Y, Z.

Do I need to edit the .config file to add CONFIG_FOO=y ?

>
> (4) Document why the order of this routine is required! Without docs
> in the Makefile we have no idea if object order is correct or not.
>
of course

manojs

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