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SubjectRe: [Alsa-devel] 2.6.15-rc6: boot failure in saa7134-alsa.c

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> (And, interestingly, fs_initcall() is rarely used in the whole fs/
> codes! "grep -r fs_initcall linux/fs" hits only one file.)

Yes. That thing was probably mis-named. It's much more commonly used for a
"helper subsystem", ie things like pcmcia (that want PCI to be fully
initialized and probed, but want to run before the actual device drivers
start probing).

> So, a "safe" solution for the time being appears to be either
> - to look through the whole codes and adjust *_initcall() levels,
> - to force to build saa7134-alsa as a module, or
> - to move saa7134-alsa.c to sound/ directory.

Well, you dropped the easiest: make saa7134 just use "late_initcall()".

It's not "correct", but it's certainly no less correct than just forcing a
driver to be moved for link order reasons.

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