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Subjecttwo 2.5 modules bugs
1. With kernel 2.5.53 and module-init-tools-0.9.6, "modprobe tulip"
fails and goes into an infinite CPU-consuming loop. The problem
appears to be related to the dependency from tulip to crc32. If I
manually modprobe crc32 before modprobe tulip, it works. If crc32
isn't loaded, modprobe tulip first loads crc32 and then loops.

module-init-tools-0.9.5 did not have this problem.

2. The implementation of old-style MODULE_PARMs with type "1-16s"
is broken. Instead of splicing the parameter at the commas and
storing pointers to the substrings in consecutive array elements,
the whole string is stored in the array instead.

Consider parport_pc.c, which contains (simplified):

static const char *irq[16];
MODULE_PARM(irq, "1-16s");

"modprobe parport_pc irq=007" should store a pointer to "007" in
irq[0], but instead (unsigned int)irq[0] == 0x00373030, the ASCII
representation of "007" in little-endian. (Kernel 2.5.53 on x86,
with module-init-tools-0.9.[56].)

/Mikael
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