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Re: [PATCH] RFC: fix ethernet device initialization

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] RFC: fix ethernet device initialization
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 17:16:57 -0500
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Organization: MandrakeSoft
References: <3AA6A570.57FF2D36@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Our API already supports a solution -- setup the device, then call
> register_netdev.  The patch below adds a helper, alloc_etherdev, to
> eliminate duplicate code in drivers.  Ethernet device initialization,
> after the patch, should now look like
>         dev = alloc_etherdev(sizeof(struct netdev_private));
>         ... initialize device ...
>         ... set up net_device struct members ...
>         rc = register_netdevice(dev);
>         if (rc) /* handle error */
>         netif_start_queue(dev);

Think-o in my example:  netif_start_queue occurs in dev->open(), not in
the probe phase.  Simply ignore that line in the example and you are ok.


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