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SubjectRe: PATCH: linux-2.4.7-pre3/drivers/char/sonypi.c would hang some non-Sony notebooks
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> But it doesn't seem to me like the dmi routines (arch/i386/kernel/dmi_s=
> can.c)
> were designed to be used from outside this scope.

They are designed to be __init - on the grounds that its cheaper to set
a single ickypurplebox=1 in __init code and keep the variable around than
keep the parser around

>

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