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SubjectRe: RFC: modules and 2.5
Sean Hunter wrote:
> Does this defeat my favourite module-related gothcha, that the machine panics
> if I have (say) a scsi driver builtin to the kernel and the same driver tries
> to load itself as a module?

Other, existing mechanisms should prevent conflicts here. If a builtin
SCSI driver loads successfully, then its calls to request_region,
request_mem_region, or pci_request_regions should have succeeded.

If so, any attempt to grab those I/O regions by another driver,
including another instance of the same driver, should fail.

Jeff Garzik | "I respect faith, but doubt is
Building 1024 | what gives you an education."
MandrakeSoft | -- Wilson Mizner
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