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SubjectRe: 3c59x and cardbus
On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 09:40:39AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> christophe barbé wrote:
> >
> > When you remove a 3c59x-based cardbus, the fonction vortex_remove_one
> > is called and this function end with kfree(dev).
> >
> > I was looking why enable_wol loose its value after a remove/insert cycle
> > but this value is store in the private part of dev so it's free with
> > dev.
> >
> > The driver is not unloaded during the remove/insert cycle so it's a
> > kernel space problem.
> Yes, all driver state is destroyed when the hardware is removed.
> Look at it the other way: if this was not done, the driver would
> have a memory leak.

Yes but as I said the driver is not unloaded.
So when I reinsert the card the kernel himself take care of it (no way
to give an option) but the result is that the enable_wol is lost.

> I guess it would be possible to retain some state across insertion
> cycles, keyed off the MAC address or something. What's it needed
> for?
> -

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