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SubjectRe: [PATCH] IDE update for 2.6.7-rc3 [1/12]
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 05:50:30PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>> Probably some drivers are still missed because I changed only
>> these drivers that I knew that there are PCI cards using them.
>> If you know about PCI cards using other drivers please speak up.
> IMHO the PCI ->probe methods should always be __devinit. It's rather
> hard to make sure they're never every hotplugged in any way, especially
> with the dynamic id adding via sysfs thing.

Well the reason I made them all __devinit in my patch is because it
also tries to maintain the same PCI probing order as a builtin kernel
when IDE is built as a module.

To do that all the PCI driver modules are loaded before probing takes
place. Therefore if any probing funciton is declared as __init then
this will not work.

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