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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: crc32 and lib.a (was Re: [PATCH] nbd in 2.5.3 does
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Jeff Garzik <garzik@havoc.gtf.org> said:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 03:03:13PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > If you have a dependency concern, you put yourself in the
> > > right initcall group. You don't depend ever on the order within the
> > > group, thats the whole idea. You can't depend on that, so you must
> > > group things correctly.

> > This was proposed right back at the start. Linus point blank vetoed it.

> My ideal would be to express dependencies in driver.conf (when that is
> implemented), and that will in turn affect the link order by
> autogenerating part of vmlinux.lds. Until then, initcall groups are
> fine with me...

Not _one_ central file telling everything, please! Let each driver declare
what it needs and provides, and sort it out from there. Even better would
be something like "depmod -a" that doesn't need explicit dependencies
declared, but that looks like too much hair IMVHO.

Why do I have this uneasy feeling it would somehow overlap with CML2's job?
--
Horst von Brand http://counter.li.org # 22616
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