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Re: [PATCH] Allow multiple dummy devices again

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Allow multiple dummy devices again
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 07:04:37 +0000
Cc: hadi@xxxxxxxxxx, ak@xxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20031127174012.0bab844e.davem@xxxxxxxxxx>; from davem@xxxxxxxxxx on Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 05:40:12PM -0800
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On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 05:40:12PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2003 20:33:22 -0500
> jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 20:13, David S. Miller wrote:
> > 
> > > Even though we generally frown upon module options for networking
> > > devices, I think it's wholly appropriate for this case.
> > 
> > Why not make it also a boot option?
> 
> They're one in the same these days.
> 
> If the driver is built as a module, you pass the option in with
> at modload time, else you pass it in on the kernel command line.

You'd have to use module_param for that, but it appears the driver uses
the deprectated MODULE_PARAM..


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