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SubjectRe: 2.5.71 -- Lost second 3c509 card
On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 09:52:01AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Pete Clements <clem@clem.clem-digital.net>
> Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 12:50:25 -0400 (EDT)
>
> >From boot log:
>
> Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=341 ether=9,0x310,4,0x3c509,eth1
>
> Yes, that explains why the second card isn't found.
>
> The problem is:
>
> 1) the we can't assign a name to the device
> until we've registered it with the networking
>
> 2) without a name the boot argument lookup doesn't work
>
> 3) we have to register the device with the networking only
> after it is initialized
>
> Hmmm...

Crap. AFAICS, the clean solution would be to pass these guys (blah_probe())
expected device name. And let them do allocation, etc., themselves.

Looking into it...
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