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SubjectRe: [2.5 patch] allow only one Toshiba Type-O IR Port driver in the kernel
On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 04:44:11PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Trying to compile both Toshiba Type-O IR Port drivers into the kernel
> fails with the following error:
> <-- snip -->
> ...
> ld -m elf_i386 -r -o drivers/net/irda/built-in.o ...
> drivers/net/irda/donauboe.o: In function `toshoboe_init':
> drivers/net/irda/donauboe.o(.init.text+0x0): multiple definition of
> `toshoboe_init'
> drivers/net/irda/toshoboe.o(.init.text+0x0): first defined here
> make[3]: *** [drivers/net/irda/built-in.o] Error 1
> <-- snip -->
> The following patch allows the builing of the old driver only when the new
> one isn't compiled into the kernel.
> Additionally it indents three lines inside an if ... fi that weren't
> indented.


Thanks very much for the report. I personally uses modules,
and I would prefer the ability to compile both modules, so that people
can try both without having to recompile their kernel.
I think a much better patch (and simpler in the long term)
would be to just rename 'toshoboe_init' to 'donauboe_init' (plus the
few other offending function). This is a case where the name doesn't
really matter.
What do you think ?

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