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SubjectRe: 2.4.9-pre13aa1 & 2.4.9-pre14: SMP + 3c59x: feature/bug?
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:
-
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