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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.5-pre1 IDE cleanup 9
Martin Dalecki wrote:
> Will do soon. But now I don't have it at hand, it's on my home system
> unfortunately and I would like to finish some other minor things there
> as well. I mean basically the macro games showing that somebody didn't
> understand C pointer semantics found at places like:
> extern unsigned int pci_init_ali15x3(struct pci_dev *, const char *);
> ...
> #define PCI_ALI15X3 &pci_init_ali15x3
> #else
> ...
> #define PCI_ALI15X3 NULL
> #endif
> This should rather look like:
> extern unsigned int pci_init_ali15x3(struct pci_dev *);
> #else
> #define pci_init_ali15x3 NULL
> #endif

For what the code is trying to accomplish, the code is correct.

I agree the above change is also correct... probably the author wanted
to reduce the size of the -huge- data table where PCI_ALI15X3 symbol is

> And be replaces entierly by register_chipset(...) blah blah or
> therlike ;-) as well as module initialization lists.

When we have "modprobe piix4_ide" loading the IDE subsystem, you are

IDE is currently driven by an inward->outward setup of module
initialization, which is fundamentally the opposite of what we want,
which is chipset_drvr -> core initialization.


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