Re: PATCH: Fix crashes with hotplug serverworks

From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 05:06:06 EST

On 6/21/05, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Maw, 2005-06-21 at 07:52, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > Well, because of fake-hotplug we really need to mark every ->probe routine
> > and what's called from it __devinit. Debian has patch to do that forever
> > but Bart refused to take it.
> I'm not surprised from our experience either.

Get a life.

> Actually marking all the devices __devinit may be overkill. One approach
> that does also seem to work is passing "hotplug yes/no" information when
> registering the driver. This is then used to run the ide scan at boot
> and avoid registering that driver with the PCI core for hotplug.

* with fake-hotplug driver you always need "hotplug yes"
* these drivers have to be registered with PCI core

> A move to __devinit is certainly simpler.

This is a correct fix.

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