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SubjectRe: 2.4.9-pre13aa1 & 2.4.9-pre14: SMP + 3c59x: feature/bug?
Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> Mario Vanoni wrote:
> >
> > Dual SMP PIII550 BX400 1024MB mem
> > according "Documentation/Changes" all >= update.
> >
> > Both kernels compiled *_without_* modules:
> > lilo.conf with append="ether=0,0,3,eth0".
> > Ethernet doesn't work anymore,
> > with 2.2.19pre#aa#, 2.2.20pre#aa# perfect.
> >
> > Both kernels compiled with 3c59x as module:
> > modules.conf:
> > alias eth0 3c59x
> > options 3c59x options=3
> > obviously without append in lilo.conf.
> > Ethernet works as usual.
> >
> > No difference on all other application.
>
> Net drivers which use the new alloc_etherdev API do not
> support the `ether=' kernel boot option.
>
> Going back to the old init_etherdev() API will make it
> work again.
>
> --- linux-2.4.10-pre14/drivers/net/3c59x.c Sat Sep 22 10:41:53 2001
> +++ linux-akpm/drivers/net/3c59x.c Sat Sep 22 12:59:07 2001
> @@ -984,7 +984,7 @@ static int __devinit vortex_probe1(struc
>
> print_name = pdev ? pdev->slot_name : "3c59x";
>
> - dev = alloc_etherdev(sizeof(*vp));
> + dev = init_etherdev(NULL, sizeof(*vp));
> retval = -ENOMEM;
> if (!dev) {
> printk (KERN_ERR PFX "unable to allocate etherdev, aborting\n");
> @@ -1328,9 +1328,6 @@ static int __devinit vortex_probe1(struc
> pci_save_state(vp->pdev, vp->power_state);
> acpi_set_WOL(dev);
> }
> - retval = register_netdev(dev);
> - if (retval == 0)
> - return 0;
>
> free_ring:
> pci_free_consistent(pdev,
> @@ -1341,6 +1338,7 @@ free_ring:
> free_region:
> if (vp->must_free_region)
> release_region(ioaddr, vci->io_size);
> + unregister_netdevice(dev);
> kfree (dev);
> printk(KERN_ERR PFX "vortex_probe1 fails. Returns %d\n", retval);
> out:

Does not work, patched against 2.4.9-pre14aa1.

Returned (grin ...) ... to modules.

Regards

Mario, not in lkml.
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