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    SubjectRe: Why /dev/sdc1 doesn't show up...
    Doug Ledford wrote:

    > On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 04:52:25PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
    > >>right). Or you can run a notifier on "enlivening" a module: I'd hoped
    > >>to avoid that.
    > >
    > >Actually, after some thought, this seems to clearly be the Right
    > >Thing, because it solves another existing race. Consider a module
    > >which does:
    > >
    > > if (!register_foo(&my_foo))
    > > goto cleanup;
    > > if (!create_proc_entry(&my_entry))
    > > goto cleanup_foo;
    > There is *NO* module that does this right now and can be considered even
    > close to working. The rule always has been "register yourself when you
    > are ready for use". You're trying to add this new "You can fail after
    > registering yourself" semantic for brain dead coders that can't write an
    > init function to save thier ass. My position is that in doing so, you
    > fuck all of us that do write a reasonable init sequence and handle our
    > error conditions. Plus, since this is a changes in semantics, you have
    > possibly 50 or 100 modules that rely on the old behaviour, and maybe a
    > few
    > that are broken in regards to registration ordering. I think you are
    > trying to fix the wrong group of modules here.
    > So, to me, the answer is clear. The rule is hard and fast, you don't
    > hand
    > out your function pointers to other modules or the core kernel until you
    > are ready for them to be used. Don't muck with the module loader to
    > solve
    > the problem, fix the maybe 4 or 5 modules that might violate this rule.

    violently agreed. This has the potential for requiring an update of
    almost every driver in the kernel, does it not?


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