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Re: [PATCH] tulip: de2104x, fix init. sections

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tulip: de2104x, fix init. sections
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 02:30:17 -0500
Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxx>, akpm <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 01:09:54AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:

Randy.Dunlap wrote:

tulip/de2104x: some __devinit functions were calling __init
functions, made the latter __devinit also;

Should go the other way: all the stuff in de2104x should be __init, not __devinit.

Nobody ever hotplugs a de2104x.

How comes that you want to dictate what cards I put into my hotplug
PCI slots?

When someone proves this is possible, I will accept the code change. I doubt this will ever happen, for two reasons:

1) Hotplug PCI slots are highly likely to choke on the 2104x's very early and slightly weird PCI hardware implementation.

2) It's an ancient card and nobody will ever bother trying to hotplug it.


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